Tools for plagiarism detection
All Master's Theses that are handed in at Hanken after 1 January 2010 are plagiarism controlled with the help of a programme for plagiarism detection. After the student has handed in his/her thesis in DHanken, the Office of Study Affairs hands in the thesis into the programmes. The programme Urkund is generally used for Swedish texts and the programme Turnitin for English texts. Teachers may also use the programmes as help aids when assessing other written student assignments.
Urkund and Turnitin are two different teachers'
web based tools, designed
for plagiarism detection.
OBS! Urkund or Turnitin does not determine plagiarism, they just detect text matching.
Both services are based on a similar operation principle: students' papers are compared against the content of three source areas - the Internet, published material and the students' paper archive built of previously submitted documents - and the result of the analysis with detailed matching information is forwarded to the teacher.
Both plagiarism detection programmes analyse only text documents in different formats, but not tables (excel files) or computer programming language.