At the risk of repeating myself..

I wrote a post some time ago about how it is difficult to find and control plagiarism for publishers. The recent case of Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan (story here) makes it even more important to nip this kind of ‘inspired’ writing in the bud.

So why isnt this idea a good one? Convert the text to electronic form (i bet the author has the original in electronic form) and run a comparitive search using a database of a huge collection of books (Google has one). I am not saying its foolproof, but it sure is a step towards discouraging plagiarism, conscious or unconscious.

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5 Responses to At the risk of repeating myself..

  1. Anand raghu says:

    i bought that book recently….its good…aana enna than irrundhalum ..tiruthannam pannarathula oru thani sugam….enna sollara??

  2. Anand raghu says:

    i bought that book recently….its good…aana enna than irrundhalum ..tirututhannam pannarathula oru thani sugam….enna sollara??

  3. Andha sugamey alaadhi.. 🙂

  4. Ponnarasi says:

    Hi,
    Athaney paathen yennada innum template maralaye’nnu… This one looks 2 gud.. Try 2 hav atleast for few weeks.. 😉 Hm..Nalla suggestion abt stoppin plagiarism..

  5. Aravind says:

    enga project reports ellaam net la irundhu cut paste panni irukkomaa nu kandu pudikka, they submit it to a site called turnitin.com. It is very very very effective!!!

    idhey madhiri use pannalaam..

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