Corpora: History of plagiarism

From: Paul Clough (
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 11:07:42 MET

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    Dear All,

    I would like to compile a short report regarding the history of plagiarism
    detection and plagiarism studies in general. Does anyone have examples of
    "famous" plagiarism cases or know of work investigating plagiarism
    throughout the ages. For example has the increase of information in
    electronic form, the development of word processors or access to the
    Internet increased the number of plagiarism cases?

    I have compiled a report discussing plagiarism detection in both software
    and free text. This can be found in HTML form at: and
    PDF format at:

    I am currently compiling a website detailing plagiarism detection
    strategies, including references, pointers to commerical plagiarism
    detection software and some home-produced software for this interesting



    Paul Clough

    Natural Language Processing Group,
    Department of Computer Science,
    University of Sheffield,
    G35 Regent Court,
    211 Portobello Street,
    S1 4DP.

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