Project Suggestion: Similar ETDs / Plagiarism Detection
Title: Locator of similar works / ETD plagiarism detector
- Number of people: 2-4
- Goal: To develop a solution for detecting plagiarism among ETDs,
or for helping researchers find similar work.
One approach was described in the Proceedings of ACM DL'2000. Another, older
effort led to the SCAM package from Stanford.
This will allow students to look for
closely related work, and for university staff to make sure that a new
ETD is not a (partial) copy of one already in NDLTD.
- Contact information: The instructor or PhD student
Paul Mather (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Required background: familiarity with library, digital
library and/or information retrieval system operation
This project involves work on the MatchDetectReveal system
and/or extending / enhancing /
customising SCAM from Stanford for application to ETDs.
See pp. 226-227 in Proc. ACM DL'2000: Document Overlap Detection
System for Distributed Digital Libraries - copy available from
See relevant Stanford PostScript papers in particular
See also the project on ResearchIndex, which will support
- Students involved: The following students are working on this project: