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Article about CitePlag in uni'kon

An article about our plagiarism detection system CitePlag appeared in uni'kon #59.

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Inaugural Lecture

Bela Gipp will hold his inaugural lecture with the title:

"How can Researchers Benefit from Pattern Analysis, Mind Maps and Crypto Currencies?"

on June 3rd at 5 pm in lecture hall A 704.

We cordially invite all interested parties to join us for this public event.

Research Internships in Tokyo

The Information Science group cooperates with the National Institute of Informatics (NII) Tokyo to offer paid research internships in Tokyo to master and PhD students affiliated with the University of Konstanz. 

The NII is Japan’s premiere research institute in informatics. Before coming to the University of Konstanz, Bela Gipp and Norman Meuschke completed a year-long research stay at the NII during which they initiated this cooperation agreement. As part of the agreement, the Information…

New release of Docear

Docear Version 1.0 is out now. We’ve added several new features and made many improvements over the past few months.

What is Docear?

Docear is an open source software for literature management that is tailored to the needs of students, researchers, and academics. Docear bundles multiple tools for academic literature and knowledge management into a single interface. The software combines a mind-mapping tool with a recommender system for academic literature and a reference manager.

The mind…

CitePlag received a makeover

CitePlag is the first prototype of a citation-based Plagiarism Detection (CbPD) System. The prototype was recently demonstrated at the SIGIR conference 2013.

What makes CitePlag novel?

In contrast to existing text-based approaches to plagiarism detection, CitePlag does not solely analyze literal text matches to determine document suspiciousness – but rather, CitePlag makes use of the unique citation placement in the full-text of documents to determine similarity and detect potential…