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An Anti-Plagiarism Add-on for Web-CAT

Author Lawan Thamsuhang Subba
Abstract Plagiarism is a major problem in every discipline and Computer Science courses are no different. It is very common for students to submit their peers programming assignment as their own. This practice is unfair and also halts the learning process of the students who choose to copy. This research investigates the performance of various software plagiarism detection tools such as MOSS, JPlag and Plaggie. Controlled changes were made to a code file, and the sensitiveness of the various tools to those changes was determined. Plaggie with its algorithm of tokenisation followed by string comparison.
Keywords Plagiarism, Computer Science, Automated Plagiarism Detection, Plaggie, Web-CAT, Web-CAT Add-on
Published In ICEP Proceedings 2014
Date 2014
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