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 them.
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 the 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 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.