THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE, TIRANA JOINS CROSSPLAG!

THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE, TIRANA JOINS CROSSPLAG


We are thrilled to announce that the University of Medicine – Tirana will be using Crossplag™ in their process of mentoring Ph.D. Candidates. Starting immediately, Crossplag™ will be available for professors and committees that award academic titles at UMT.

We at Crossplag focus on helping your institution or organization have access to a more holistic approach to identifying potential cases of plagiarism, including translations! 

Do you want to know how we could help your institution or organization preventing plagiarism including translations?

Sign up here: url.com/Sxz9XK or contact us for a demo by emailing us at sales@crossplag.com.

 

About Crossplag 

Crossplag™ was established in 2020 as a spin-off from Akademia.al. Crossplag™ is the first similarity detection tool enabling single-language and cross-language similarity analysis. 

Crossplag™ enables institutions and organizations to crosscheck their documents in their native language but also supports cross-lingual analysis to identify plagiarism cases from translations. 

 

About University of Medicine, Tirana

The University of Medicine, Tirana (UMT) is a public university of Health and Medical Sciences located in Tirana, Albania. The history of UMT is rooted in the foundation of the Higher Education Institutes in Albania, with the creation of the Higher Institute of Medicine in 1952. In 1957, the Higher Institute of Medicine and the other five Higher Institutes of Education formed the State University of Tirana. On that occasion was created the Faculty of Medicine as the main referent institution for Albanian Medicine.

The UMT also offers programs of specialty studies for a medical practice at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dental Medicine (2–4 years). UMT is composed of over 300 academic staff, 78 Full Professors, and around 7.500 students enrolled at the three levels of study Bachelor (BSc), Master (MP and MSc), and Doctoral degree (Ph.D.).
 

Preventing plagiarism by eradicating language barriers!

What is Crossplag™ & why is it launching?

What is Crossplag™ & why is it launching?

Inspired and urged by the immediate need to bring back ethics and integrity to academic institutions and restore honest behavior, Crossplag, a combination of words “cross-lingual” and “anti-plagiarism,” – is launching to transform the way universities, professors, students, and researchers deal with plagiarism.

 

But firstly: What is plagiarism and why is it a problem?

As explained in Oxford’s study guidance, plagiarism presents someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgment. Both accidental and blatant use of someone else’s work without permission, authorization, or providing credit is considered plagiarism.

Plagiarism is a problem for many reasons, and it is considered a serious moral and ethical offense. Using someone else’s intellectual property, benefiting from this “theft,” and gaining employment, an award, or an accomplishment based on stolen research work, are some of the reasons that make plagiarism a major problem. To prevent and stop plagiarism, many universities and academic institutions around the world have taken strict measures because they have been subject to criticism for their response to claims and cases of plagiarism by students and academic staff alike.

However, today more than before, Universities are taking a proactive approach by talking more about plagiarism and including such topics in academic writing courses in order to educate students rather than penalize.

How can academic institutions detect plagiarism?

 

Preventing and controlling plagiarism has been an ongoing struggle, especially for institutions with limited resources. The problem of plagiarism is especially challenging for institutions where English is not the language of instruction and academic writing. Since the overwhelming literature is in English, plagiarism through translation is not uncommon. Researchers and students with questionable academic ethics mislead the reviewers and mentors through translation of content.

To maintain their reputation, academic institutions tend to be committed to preventing, detecting, and even punishing plagiarism cases. Detecting plagiarism by running a Google search is a prevalent method teachers use. Before the revolution of the internet, teachers used to catch plagiarism by reading critically. As you can imagine, this was very hard, time-consuming, and hardly effective. Now academic institutions commonly use online tools to detect similarities that can lead to plagiarism cases. In general, online tools for similarity detection are more convenient since they are more effective and less time-consuming.

 

One of these tools that revolutionize the anti-plagiarism industry is Crossplag, built by the most advanced technological tools to detect similarities at an unprecedented accuracy.

What exactly is Crossplag and how does it tackle plagiarism?

Crossplag is an exceptional text similarity detection tool offering various analysis in identifying different types of plagiarism, including:

  • Translation plagiarism
  • Plagiarism from a single source
  • Plagiarism from multi-sources
  • Copy & Paste plagiarism, et cetera.

Crossplag is designed as state-of-the-art solution to the plagiarism plague that academic institutions continuously face. It aspires to become the ultimate tool for the academic community to enhance the scientific profile with impeccable ethical and academic record.

Crossplag is one of the best similarity detection tools available in the market, particularly specializing in detecting translation plagiarism, which is amongst the most complex types of plagiarism and remains one of the biggest challenges that universities nowadays are faced with.

Translation plagiarism issue is a problem on the rise, considering the high percentage of research and scientific papers published every year in different languages. For researchers, prone to be lured by avoiding original creations to save time, meet deadlines, or for whatever the reason might be, now it is easier than ever to plagiarize by translating different sources. Crossplag aims to bring a solution to all these problems to ensure that we abide ethics and integrity standards.

Why is Crossplag launching?

Scandals over plagiarism have been on the spotlight during the years, being responsible for firing and resigning even the most high-profile people in different countries after being found accused for unethical usage of intellectual property on many different occasions.

Some of the most famous cases of plagiarism scandals include the former Hungarian President Pal Schmitt, who was forced to resign from his position after the university revoked his Ph.D. due to plagiarism. The same outcome happened with the former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor Zu Guttenberg, who resigned after being stripped of his doctorate by the University of Bayreuth for plagiarism.

Considering this, similarity detection tools have been built to protect original creations, protect universities’ reputations, and keep researchers on the proper and honorable path.

Crossplag is launching to revolutionize academic institutions and the way we perceive plagiarism by implementing proprietary cutting-edge machine learning algorithms.

Crossplag aism to become the ultimate choice for universities, academic institutions, students, and researchers to check plagiarism documents.

Introducing Crossplag™

Introducing Crossplag™

What is Crossplag™?

The modern era has brought countless technological innovations that have improved lives for the better. However, there are downsides to it.

This advancement in technology has managed to challenge even the education institutions. Seduced by alternative shorter and easier paths towards developing a research paper, students, researchers, and other writers alike, are ever more susceptible to unethical practices such as copying or using unauthorized documents and research papers. Simply put, never has it been easier to plagiarize.

Similarity detection tools’ main goal is to detect and signalize plagiarism. Single language anti-plagiarism solutions have a wide application among academic institutions. However, as research is continuously conducted and published in almost every living language, it is adamant about checking for plagiarism across languages. In 2018, the first version of Crossplag technology was launched for Albanian-speaking countries, enabling universities and researchers to control and validate their work compliance with academic rigor and publication ethics. More often than expected, these standards are bypassed by the easiness of shorter alternatives and time pressure.

While the first version of Crossplag only supported anti-plagiarism in the Albanian language and similarity detection with other languages, today, Crossplag has brought a revolution in the industry of cross-lingual similarity detection by offering a solution that detects plagiarism in 20 different languages!

This means that through the Crossplag, you can upload a research paper or a document. The system will automatically show whether it has similarities in the target language of your choice.

How does Crossplag™ work?

 

Crossplag has a user-friendly interface and a high rate of precision in finding similarities.

Crossplag works by uploading a document or research paper on the platform. The advanced system analyzes for similarities in the language that the document is written and conducts cross-lingual analysis to avoid one of the most complex types of plagiarism, translations.

Crossplag is a combination of advanced technological tools and algorithms to make this tool one of the world’s best similarity detection tools.

Crossplag’s performance – as evaluated by the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI)

Crossplag

technologies have been evaluated by researchers of the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI), the EU-funded association established to support higher education institutions’ academic integrity. 

European Network for Academic Integrity is also one of the world’s highest institutions dedicated to promoting and ensuring that researchers and students are applying academic integrity throughout the world. Their evaluation report for Crossplag, among many other successes, has ascertained that: 

• Crossplag™ is among the top 3 best systems in the world for language coverage 

The evaluation report has clearly stated that Crossplag ranks first in many different languages for language coverage, including Spanish and Italian; it ranks second in Czech, English, and Turkish; third in German; fourth in Latvian, and 12th in Slovakian. This has been concluded after European Network for Academic Integrity has conducted thorough research with the latest methodology and compared Crossplag’s technologies with similar systems worldwide.

• Crossplag™ is the best tool for detecting translation plagiarism

Translation plagiarism remains one of the biggest challenges in the anti-plagiarism industry, one of the most complex types of plagiarism. But that is not the case anymore!

This means that Crossplag offers one of the best solutions for similarity detection globally. This is significant progress for the whole industry, and Crossplag is dedicated to bringing back ethics and professionalism in the academic world.

What does Crossplag mean for the future of education?

As studies across the globe show, plagiarism is gradually turning into an epidemic itself. 

Lack of proper knowledge of researching and writing has managed to cause a never-ending number of students to be prone to plagiarism practices. 

Therefore, to attest honest behavior and guard original writings, numerous education institutions have taken strict measures, including students’ banishment, in cases when plagiarism is detected! By offering a similarity detection tool with a high precision and detection rate, Crossplag will promote and ensure that original writings will be protected by unauthorized use. Similarity detection tools, especially cross-lingual ones like Crossplag, will do a fantastic job in decreasing the high-rising level of students and researchers involved in translated plagiarism.

Besides this, declining levels of ethics in education will be affected positively, considering that solutions like Crossplag will be almost impossible to apply unethical practices. 

The future is promising, and Crossplag is dedicated to working with education institutions to restore the-not-all-lost ethical behavior and prevent plagiarism.