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URKUND

The PDI and PAS of the UPC They have the plagiarism detection tool URKUND, of the company Prio Infocenter AB.

URKUND

URKUND allows you to process a document and locate others that contain all or part of the same contents: jobs delivered by the student, works from the field UPC or other documents available online.

a) Access fromAtenea

The teaching staff UPC You can activate the detection of plagiarism of the documents given by the students of each subject to certain activities developed in Atenea.

When you add a "pocket","forum"or"workshop"ToAtenea, the section "Plug connector URKUND"Allows you to activate the detection of plagiarism in each activity, as well as indicate its application to the attachments, the online text, or both.

b) Access from the URKUND platform

To access URKUND, the reviewers of the documents must have their own analysis address of the type: usuario.upcanalysis.urkund.com. The PDI and PAS of the UPC They already have this direction but you must activate it and create a profile in the system:

1. Enter a URKUND logging in with Single sign-on.

2. Select center "Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya"

3. Finish completing the profile with the username and password used in the UPC

The URKUND platform allows reviewers to consult the analyzes of the documents that they have received (in their analysis address), as well as to send documents that are subject to analysis (at the addresses of specific reviewers).

a) Delivery fromAtenea

When a student of the UPC deliver a document to any activity ofAtenea, the icon appears which shows both the teaching staff and the student that it is still pending being prosecuted by URKUND.

b) Delivery from the URKUND platform

External senders to Atenea they can send the documents under review to the corresponding reviewer in two ways:

  1. Sending the document by email to the review address of the reviewer.
  2. Having previously created an account in URKUND from the section "Login".

The sender with an account created, just send the documents to the review address of the reviewer (from the "Load documents"from the top bar).

  • Many types of files can be parsed: doc, docx, pdf, txt, html, htm, wps, xls, ppt, odt, pptx, zip, others.
  • The senders can access a list of the documents sent, with the detail of which they have already been analyzed. Instead, they can not access the degree of matches or any other information from the resulting analysis.
  • Once a shipment has been made, the system sends two emails:
  1. The sender receives an email with a confirmation of receipt.
  2. The reviewer receives an email with a direct link to the URKUND analysis resulting from the previous submission. You can also access it from the space of your platform analysis address (activating the logo "URKUND"from the upper left margin of the interface).

Once URKUND has analyzed the document, which may take a few minutes to a maximum of one day, the reviewer can see the percentage of matches that the system detected and check the analysis made of the delivered content.

To access the analysis, you must activate the percentage of matches.

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URKUND platform

If the reviewer wants to save and / or access any changes made by him to the system analysis (exclusion of matching blocks to sources of contrast), you must first sign in:

a) Click on the option in the upper right margin "Profile> Sign In"

b) Choose "Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya"in the corresponding drop down menu.

Once the percentage of matches of each consignment is activated, the receiver visualizes the following information:

a) Graph of the findings

Navigation graph showing the pages of the document with matches. Larger boxes correspond to text blocks with more or more similar words found in other sources.

Detection of 9 matching blocks that appear on pages 1 and 2 of the document

Activating each box, the matching block and the source of the match appear. The option is also offered See details with what you can:

  • View the two contrasted blocks (from the analyzed document and the source)
  • Know the percentage of matching text in each block
  • Exclude the block from the analysis because it is not considered applicable (for example, in cases of correct quotations)
  • Access the original source
  • Jump to the previous or subsequent matching block

b) Findings

Section that allows access to the following benefits:

  • Similar text: offers matching or similar blocks found (which can also be accessed by activating the details of the boxes shown before graphically).
  • Warnings: shows abnormal use of characters or symbols to be checked (as possible attempts to hide plagiarism)

  • View entire document- View the entire document with orange matching blocks, the right box of which shows the corresponding text of the matching source.

c) Similarity index

Graph showing the total percentage of similarity of the analyzed document, with respect to all the analyzed sources, as well as the average similarity of the recipient (corresponding to all the documents received so far).

Approximately an 91% of this document consists of text similar to the text found in 12 fonts. The largest brand has 243 words and is 83% similar to its primary source

d) Information about the document

Information about the archive object of analysis:

  • Emitter
  • Filename
  • Date, time and identifier of the shipment
  • Number of words
  • Message sent by the issuer

When one is displayed matching block or the whole document, the system shows the possible citations and / or paraphrases in the following way:

  • The words or phrases in the analyzed text that appear between quotation marks are shown in gray.
  • The words or phrases in the analyzed text that appear between parenthesis o square brackets are shown in blue.
  • If they are detected possible changes From the text of the font, the words that have been replaced or added are marked in yellow and those that have been deleted in red.

If the reviewer wants to omit these color marks, he can do it from the top of the screen of the text analyzed or from the section "Profile"From the upper right margin.

When one is displayed matching block or the whole document, the upper tab "Fonts"Allows:

  • Know the match rate of each source
  • Know the type of source of comparison: magazine, web or academic work
  • Know the number of matching blocks in each source
  • Direct access to matching blocks
  • Link to each of the sources where the matches were found (option "Go to origin"from the 3 points on the right margin)

When the reviewer views one matching block or the whole document, you can exclude blocks that you know the system should not compare by turning off the "Include in the analysis " (option that can be reactivated at any time).

If the reviewer wants to save and / or access any changes made by him to the system analysis (exclusion of matching blocks / sources), he must first log in by clicking on the “Profile> Sign In"From the upper right margin, choosing"Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya"in the corresponding drop down menu.

The sources of analysis, from the Internet and / or the own database of URKUND, can be:

  1. Main sources: with the highest percentage of coincidence.
  2. Alternative sources: Matching blocks from these alternate sources already appear in one of the main sources (for example, the same summary of a dissertation as in UPCommons almost Dialnet).

If the reviewer considers it relevant, when viewing one matching block or the whole document, the upper tab "Fonts"Allows you to deactivate the primary source and turn the alternate sources into primary ones (so that they appear in the analysis).

Since when analyzing a document it is the material for further comparisons, if a modification of the same work is sent the result of the corresponding analysis will have a very high percentage of coincidences. Therefore, in order to know the actual match percentage of the last submission, the sources corresponding to the previous versions must be excluded.

If the reviewer wants to save and / or access any changes made by him to the system analysis (exclusion of matching blocks / sources), he must first log in by clicking on the “Profile> Sign In"From the upper right margin, choosing"Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya"in the corresponding drop down menu.

If you want to undo any changes made to the system analysis (exclusion of matching blocks / sources), just activate the "Undo all changes"From the top bar.

The button "Export analysis report as pdf"from the top bar allows you to view and / or download the report obtained in pdf format, which includes the entire document being analyzed, indicating the corresponding blocks from the previously selected sources at URKUND.

The report concludes with a final table showing only matching or similar text blocks in the compared documents, with the detected percentage of overlap in each of them.

Any document sent to URKUND is stored internally on the URKUND platform UPC as a permanent comparison source, which allows the PAS or PDI reviewer of the UPC view the text blocks of documents already stored matching or similar to those of new submissions.

Should any document need to be deleted on time, an institutional request must be made to URKUND.

The possible confidentiality of the stored documents is guaranteed since the reviewers of the UPC only matching texts can be displayed.

Last update: 02 / 06 / 2020