[LON-CAPA-users] Essay Response - Plagiarism
Wed, 19 Jul 2006 08:48:27 -0400
On Jul 19, 2006, at 7:28 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> What is the status of the 'similar response' checking in LON-CAPA
> for essayresponse questions?
> I presume it is currently only functional for straight text.
> Does it work on things like word documents?
Nope. Word is a binary proprietary format. A while ago I played with
some libraries to decode that stuff, but gave up.
> David Ingram is looking to have technical reports (extensive lab
> reports done once a quarter) uploaded into LON-CAPA and checked for
> plagiarism as well as graded. He pointed me to Lou Bloomfields site
> and was wondering what might be done to incorporate this work.
> Anyone else working on this kind of stuff out there?
Not currently. I'll check it out.
Basically, once I can "understand" the Word file as text, I can use
the existing functionality. Shouldn't really be that hard.