Content is king in every business. It defines your business, your product and service offerings – and in order to be different and interesting to your customers, it needs to be unique. Every business creates a huge amount of content on a daily base, and there’s hardly any department anymore that doesn’t create content of some sort.
When Urkund and PlagScan joined forces and became Ouriginal, exactly one year ago, a new chapter in the fight against plagiarism was written.
In the last two parts of this series (part 1, part 2) on computational linguistics and writing style analytics, we mostly discussed how stylometry can be used to detect ghostwriters. Besides this scenario, Ouriginal Metrics could also be used as a learning analytics tool to analyze students writing styles, help them to improve their writing skills.
Computational Linguistics To Uncover Ghostwriters And Unfair Contract Cheating – And Its Limitations
According to previous theoretical discussions and experimental results in stylometry, genre and topic interference can make differentiation between authors harder. This is because shared word and phrase usage that accompanies writing on the same topic as well as the writing conventions for particular genres make it difficult to identify a strong authorial signature to be used for author verification.
Education needs a basic medium that can teach (such as an educator), a medium that contains and ‘delivers’ knowledge (such as books and other materials), and a medium where knowledge can be ‘exercised’ (such as a pen and paper for assignments).
No matter who did it for them – relatives, friends, freelancers or even professional agencies – in 2020, educators worldwide witnessed a huge increase in the submission of assignments that were not written by the students that claimed to have written it.
According to The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), academic integrity is “a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.”
Looking from a global education and EdTech perspective, the year 2020 has been unlike any other – a global pandemic that forced the education industry to transform itself from a traditional classroom teaching setting to a fully remote and digital environment.
Ouriginal, the fusion of Europe’s leading text matching solutions is announcing its official launch today.
In 2020, the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI), ranked PlagScan and Urkund as the best providers of text-matching software. 15 products worldwide were tested for their performance, language coverage and usability.