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    IMPLEMENTING plagiarism

    The internet seems to abound with schemes to detect plagiarism, but I couldn't find much about scams to IMPLEMENT plagiarism.

    So guess what?

    I decided to write a Translator, based on ideas from my Document Cleanser.

    I want a utility that will translate text, paraphrasing it, rewording it, plagiarizing it, call it what you will.

    Typical example 1: A web-hosting service provides examples of web pages and invites users to modify the boilerplate.
    Typical example 2: A business wants to ring changes on boiler-plate letters which are sent out.
    Typical example 3: A business wants to extract significant portions of in-house reports for transmission by email to partners.

    The first step in any scheme of translation seemed (to me) to be recognition, so I have embarked on the recognition phase of the processor.

    Right now I have three sub-translators:

    1) Synonyms: looks for specific words/phrases and replaces them with randomly chosen items from a Thesaurus, e.g.
    <pre>Synonym Dwelling House Home Abode Residence Lodging</pre>

    In this Synonym command line, one of many from a driving table, if the program finds the word "Dwelling", it will replace it with one of "House, Home, Abode, Residence or Lodging"

    2) Codify: looks for generic words/phrases and tags them for further processing
    <pre>Codify ^$ Avenue Location</pre>

    In this Codify command line, the processor will look for "Avenue", and if found, will obtain the preceding word, tagging the two words ("Dunview Avenue") with a Postal Code obtained from a reference source.

    3) Format: looks for generic words/phrases and reformats them
    <pre>Format ^#^#^#^# and ^#^#^#^# hours</pre>

    In this Format command line, the processor will obtain generic formatted Times and Dates and coerce them (VBA: DateValue, TimeValue) into useful forms (Dim dt as date).

    It seems to me that a generic translator, driven by external tables (such as those found in the attached ZIP file) ought to have uses in the industry.


    (later) http://www.paramind.net/paraprog.html was drawn to my attention
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    Re: IMPLEMENTING plagiarism

    Don't bother. No money in it. Anyone lazy enough to steal a term paper is going to steal your software, too. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: IMPLEMENTING plagiarism


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    Re: IMPLEMENTING plagiarism

    > Or you could try this

    Thanks. it might be good. After I'd d/l the thing it sulked, saying it wanted netscape 6.0.

    I could d/l netscape 6.0. .......

    Truth is I'm getting leery of all these good-lookinf apps which place a slew of DLLs in my windowssystem folder. It's just to easy to click "Install", and seven days later find that something's not working.


    (thinks .......)

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