PAIRwise: Paper Authorship Integrity Research

Event Date: 

Friday, March 4, 2005 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • CTL Trailer 932

Kevin Almeroth

Ubiquitous computer use and access to the Internet by students makes plagiarism easier than ever before. Associate Director of CITS Kevin Almeroth along with graduate researcher Allan Knight will discuss and demonstrate the new open-source software PAIRwise: (Paper Authorship Integrity Research) developed by CITS to help instructors in the pursuit of fairness and integrity in the classroom. The web-based system flags text in any student paper that matches text in any other student's paper, or in an archive of past papers. The system also searches the open Internet for possible sources of students' work. The result is a graphical display designed to help faculty judge whether students have followed course guidelines for sharing work and using sources. Originally recorded March 5, 2005 at UC Santa Barbara.