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Software to detect plagiarism.- These services cross compare material with search engines and Glatt also detects the uniqueness of any individual's writing 'fingerprint'.
Glatt Plagiarism Services, Inc. http://www.plagiarism.com produce three different software Programs to help deter and detect plagiarism.
(1) Glatt Plagiarism Teaching Program (GPTeach) - A Tutorial Program to provide computer assisted instruction on what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it. Includes definitions of direct and indirect plagiarism, when and how to provide attribution, and mastery test of concepts.
(2) Glatt Plagiarism Screening Program (GPSP) - A highly sophisticated Screening Program to detect plagiarism. Typically used in academic institutions or in the legal profession for cases of copyright infringement.
(3) Glatt Plagiarism Self-Detection Program (GPSD) - A Screening Program to help detect inadvertent instances of plagiarism.
http://www.iParadigms.com - "a pioneer in the rapidly expanding field of digital information tracking. The Internet, though an invaluable resource for services and information, is unfortunately also an unparalled environment for all varieties of intellectual property theft. We have developed a suite of advanced tracking tools to combat the piracy of intellectual property in the digital millennium. Our technology has already been successfully implemented in universities and secondary schools all over the world as a means of detecting plagiarism and maintaining academic integrity."
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