Antiplagiat

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Introduction

This manual is intended to familiarize you with the means of work in the "Antiplagiat".

The manual contains information about the purpose, capabilities, features of the system, as well as a description of the actions that provide check of text documents for the detecting reuse.

Terms and definitions

Term

Definition

System "Antiplagiat" (service)

Online tool for working with text documents with user interface on the web-site.

Text reuse

A fragment of the document text that contains the text or a fragment of the source text and is not formatted in accordance with citation rules

Self-citation

A fragment of the document text that contains the text or a fragment of the source text, the author or co-author of which is the author of the verified document

Citation

A fragment of the document text that contains the text or a fragment of the source text and formatted in accordance with the rules of citation, with full bibliographic information about the source. Also citation includes common expressions, bibliography, fragments of text found in sources from the collections of regulatory documents.

Text reuse percentage

The proportion of all found text reuses in relation to the total size of the verified document in characters

Self-citation percentage

The proportion of all found self-citations in relation to the total size of the verified document in characters

Citation percentage

The proportion of all found citations in relation to the total size of the verified document in characters

Originality percentage

The proportion of all document text fragments that were not found in the sources used for verification, in relation to the total size of the verified document in characters

Report

The result of checking the text for reuse:

  • Brief report - is a percentage of originality, list of text sources.
  • Full report - is a percentage of originality, list of text sources, the full text of the document, marked with found reused text blocks.

Report share

The ratio of the amount of text reuse that is accounted for in this source to the total size of the document. That is, if the same text was found in several sources, it is considered only in one of them.

Text share

Ratio of the volume of the text reuse on this source to the total size of the document. Shares in the text are not summarized by sources.

Report blocks

The number of text blocks reused from the source, taking into account the intersections of all found sources.

Text blocks

The number of text blocks reused from a source without regard to other found sources.

Collection (search module)

The software module of the corporate version of the system "Antiplagiat", implementing the search for text reuse. The module uses a search index or a special computational algorithm to build reports. The system can have several collection. Search modules may differ in purpose, for example:

  • Internet search;
  • Citations;
  • Russian State Library (RSL) collection;
  • Lexpro collection;
  • eLIBRARY collection;
  • National Library of Belarus (NLB) collection.

Once you have access to several search collections, you can build both individual reports and a single report for all search collections.

Some collections perform searches across specialized databases with the casts of the texts of the source documents, but to obtain access to the selected search module doesn't mean getting access to the full texts of the documents it can find this collection. In the received reports, links to the documents will be indicated (their names will also be given), and when viewing the source text, it will contain fragments that coincide with the document being checked.

Browser

Software that allows users to view pages on Internet sites and access files and software associated with those pages. For example, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.

Text metrics

Semantic characteristics for each uploaded document.

Purpose and conditions of use

The service is designed to check text documents for plagiarism. As a result of the scan, users receive text reuse reports. The report contains information on the sources and indicators of text reuse by source, as well as detailed information with the indication of those fragments of the checked document that have been identified as text reuse. The identification is accompanied by the presentation of the matching text fragment of the borrowing source and/or the reference to the original (URL). As a result of the document check, the user can determine which part of the document is written independently and which part is reused.

To use the service you need:

  • Connect to the Internet;
  • Install a browser or use the browser of one of the most common types built into your operating system (MS Internet Explorer version 11 and above, Mozilla Firefox version 58 and above, Opera version 51 and above, Chrome version 64 and above).

The results of work with the system "Antiplagiat" are not the basis for claims of copyright violations, the service is aimed at use only for information purposes. In other words, we do not declare that a particular text is plagiarism, but only inform you about the presence of the same or similar text fragment. It is possible that when working with the service, you will find the text copied from other sources, including the possibility that the downloaded document is the original source. In any case, when working with the service, be careful, try to be objective and do not rush to conclusions. Remember that the service is only a tool of work, and only the user can give a real assessment to the document.

Preparation for the start

Workplace

To prepare the workplace when working with the system "Antiplagiat" enough to open a browser. To work with the service, browsers of the most common types, such as MS Internet Explorer version 11 and above, Mozilla Firefox version 58 and above, Opera version 51 and above, Chrome version 64 and above, can be used.

To get started, go to the service website by typing in the address bar of the browser address you received by e-mail from the administrator of the company.

So, we have a ready workplace:

  • files downloaded to your computer;
  • the browser is open;
  • the service's website page is opened in the browser.

User registration

Before the beginning of the work, the user must be authenticated on the site. If you are already registered on the site, you should log in. Learn more about logging into the system from the section Log in and out of in the system.

To register on the site, open the registration window by clicking on the "Sign up" button on the main page of the site.

"Sign up" и "Log in" buttons located in the upper corner of the main page

In the window that opens, enter your email address and click "Sign up".

Before completing the registration, you will be asked to review the terms and conditions, which contain user agreement and the agreement for the processing of personal data. Pressing the "Sign up" button means that you have read and accept the terms of the user agreement and agreement for processing personal data. You can view the documents in a separate window by clicking the “terms and conditions” link.

Initial registration form

After a while, a letter with a password will come to the specified mail, enter the received password to enter the Workspace.

If your mail has already been used for registration before, you will not be able to register with this mail again. In this case, to access the Workspace you need to use the “Log in” button.

If the letter does not come to the email box for a long time, try the procedure again. Make sure that the mail is entered correctly.

Login and logout from the system

If you are a registered user, use the login form to access the system, click on the "Log in" button in the upper right corner of the page.

Enter your credentials in the login form. Click on the "Show password" button if you want to check the correctness of the password. Click "Log in".

If you have forgotten your password, use the "Restore password" link. For more information about password recovery, see Рassword Recovery.

Workspace login form

After authorization, the menu icon is displayed on any page of the site in the upper right corner of the page. When you click on the icon, the navigation through the sections of your account will be available. To the left of the "Menu" icon you may see a brief information about yourself: the role in the system and e-mail.

To log out, click on the "Menu" icon and then select "Log out".

You can use social networks to enter the workspace. More details in the next paragraph.

Social media accounts

When you sign up or log in to your personal account, you can link to your social media accounts. Link to the social network allows you to quickly log in to your personal account using your social network credentials.

To link the account to a social network, open any window - "Login" or "Sign up" and select the icon with the social network you want to attach.

Sign up with the social media account

A special window will open to confirm the data transfer from the social network. If you have not yet introduced yourself to the social network site, you will be prompted to log in in this window.

The social network site will ask you for confirmation to send your credentials. Confirm the sending of the data.

After that, you will be redirected back to the registration completion form, using the form you can choose: attach a social media account to an existing account on the site or register a new account with the social media account.

If you selected "I am a new user", the registration window will open, fill it in and click "Create account". You will be sent, enter the password and click "Create account" again to complete the registration.

After completing the registration you will be able to log in using the attached account.

Registration form after the submission of account data from the social network: page “I am a new user”

If the entered mail is the same as the mail of your account or was automatically entered using the data received from the social network, then you will not need to enter the password – you will be logged in immediately after clicking "Create account". To the indicated e-mail will be sent a password, with this mail and password. In case of failure of the social network site you can enter the Workspace the standard way.

If you have already received mail from the social network, you can attach a social network account to your existing account of the "Antiplagiat" system.

If you selected "I already have a username", then log in using your credentials, with which the registration was made.

Registration form after the submission of account data from the social network; page “I already have a username”

After logging in, the social network account will be linked to your account on the Antiplagiat website.

Please note that if you change e-mail in the social network, you should change it on the Antiplagiat site for successful login.

Password restore

If you cannot access your personal account because you have forgotten your password, you can perform the password recovery procedure.

To recover your password, click on the "Restore password" button in the login window. In the window that opens, enter your email and click " Restore".

Password restore window

You will receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password and a link. Follow this guide and follow the link. Then you will be sent an automatically generated password to your email. Use it and your e-mail to enter the Workspace.

Profile

To go to your profile, click on the "Menu" icon in the upper right corner and select "Profile".

Profile is a special section of the Workspace, where you can view and edit the credentials and additional data of your account.

You can specify your personal data and upload an image in your profile. To do this, enter your data in the fields and click "Edit". To upload an image to your profile, click on "Upload image". To return to the default image, delete the uploaded image in your profile by clicking on "Delete".

Workspace section - Profile

Email change

In order to change the e-mail that is used to log in, enter your current password and your new e-mail address and click "Save".

When the button is clicked, the site will show the message: "a link to confirm the change of mail has been sent to the new mail".

Go to your mailbox, the address of which you have specified as a new email, and then click on the link in the email .

The message from the website of Antiplagiat service

Thus, by clicking on the link, you confirm that you have access to the specified mail. Immediately after clicking the link to check the changes your new email to be completed.

Password change

To change your password, you will need to enter your old password and then enter your new password in the appropriate fields.

You can make sure that the password is entered correctly by clicking on the "Show password" button. After that, you will see symbols instead of dots.

If you are sure that you have entered the password correctly, click on the "Save" button, and your password for access to the Antiplagiat service Workspace will be changed to a new one.

If you have entered a new password incorrectly, you can use the password recovery procedure, but only if you have access to the mailbox specified in your profile.

Link with the social media account

If you want to login to the system without entering e-mail and password, it is necessary to link your social media accounts with your profile. To link to a social network, just click on the "+" (plus) sign or the icon of the social network you want to attach. After clicking the social network window opens with a confirmation form to send data, you need to confirm your consent to link to a social network.

If you have not yet been logged in to the social network, the social network will require you to log in before confirming the data submission.

Immediately after receiving your consent from the social network sent the data necessary to log in to the workspace, now when you log in, you can use the icon "Log in using the social network."

On the Profile page, you can also perform the reverse action - detach the social network account by clicking on the "X" icon located under the icon of the attached social network, or on the icon itself.

You can only link one account from one social network, so if you want to link to the same social network, you must first unsubscribe and then create the new link.

Delete your account

To delete your account, you should click on the "Delete account" button. After that, the account deletion page will open.

Please note that you can't restore access to deleted account! Your balance points, documents and reports will be deleted permanatly!

Deletion account page

To confirm your actions, set the checkbox near the text "I really want to delete my account". After that, enter the password and optionally inform the reason of the account deletion. After clicking on the “Delete Account” button, your account will be deleted permanently.

Support

If you do not find answers to questions about the system, please contact support. To do this, click on the "Menu" in the upper right corner and select the "Support" tab. The system opens a window with a form to send the case.

Feedback form

Enter your question in the "Message" field and click on the "Send" button. Our experts will respond to your request to the e-mail, which was used to log in.

Adding a website

Our Internet search module performs a check on the already indexed sites of the web. If you find an interesting site or resource that is not included in the Internet search module, you can add it to our search module. This will allow you to build more complete and reliable reports for check through the Internet search module.

To add a website for indexing, click on "Menu" and select "Add website". Copy the link in the URL field and click "Add". You can also leave a comment about the site to which this link leads, for example, that this site is an open e-library or abstracts site.

Website indexing form

If the site you specify is already known to our system, you will receive the message: "The Site has already been processed by our system".

Please note that the new website will be placed in the Internet search Module according to the order of the indexing queue.

Workspace

The Workspace provides an opportunity to upload and check documents. To access the document check, click on the "Menu" and select the "Workspace" section.

On the Workspace page, you will see the "Folders" and "Documents" panels, which are used to perform all the basic actions with the folders and documents of the Workspace.

Workspace for private users

Document check

To upload documents for review, click the "Add document" button and select the files on your computer or drag and drop the documents you want to the "Add document" field.

Please note that at free rate plan you can upload only in PDF and TXT formats. The size of the downloaded file should not exceed 15 MB. When you activate paid rate plan you will be able to upload the documents in formats: pdf (with a text layer), txt, html, htm, docx, doc, rtf, odt, pptx. The size of the downloaded file should not exceed 20 MB.

When you activate paid rate plan you will also able to upload the archive folder. An archive folder means a file in the format RAR, ZIP or 7z. In this case, all documents from the archive folder are processed separately.

The report on the text reuse check result

Full report

After the document is loaded and checked, you may navigate to the report. To go to the full report view page, click the “See results” button located on the line with the checked document. After this click "Full report" button.

Full report selection

The full report includes:

  • evaluation of originality / reuse / citations / self-citations;
  • evaluation of suspiciousness of a document with details on the "Suspicious document" page
  • list of reused sources with the ability to edit and go to the source report;
  • continuous or page-by display of the full text of the document marked with the found reused blocks;
  • the date of document checking;
  • report correction.

The figure below shows a General view of the full report.

Full report

In the top panel of the page you will see the icon buttons, allowing you to proceed to the next action:

  • parameters for checking;
  • export of the report;
  • save the edited report;
  • link to user manual;
  • view reports history;
  • report printing layout;
  • view text metrics;
  • get a direct link to the report.

Viewing the report

The report page consists of the text to be checked, in which the blocks of reuse are selected, the list of sources, the aggregated results of the check and navigation through the blocks of text reuse (search by blocks).

To navigate through the text pages, use the paging panel located above and below the text box. To display all pages of the document at once, click on "Show all pages" at the bottom of the document page.

To see which text fragments were reused and from which specific source, all text reuse blocks in the system are highlighted, and at the end of each block there is a label with the respective number of the source.

When viewing reused blocks in a report, you can use block navigation (block search). With its help you can go to the next or previous block by pressing the "Previous" or "Next". You can also choose which type of text blocks to use.

Text block navigation

Viewing information about the source

To view information about the source, find the source in the list, expand the respective source and click on the icon.

Source information in the source list

Parameters such as text share, report blocks, text blocks are customizable. To do this, click on the "Menu", select the "Profile" section and go to the "Report settings" tab. You can choose which of the parameters will not be displayed in the report by unchecking one of them.

Report settings

Another way to view information about a source is to click on the source number in the full report text. A window will appear that contains basic information about the source.

Source information in the full report text

External link to the source

For most sources in the list there is an external link to the location of the document or source text on the Internet. To go to the web page, click the icon next to the source name.

External link in the list of sources

After clicking on the link, the web page on which the text of the block was found will be opened.

A situation may arise when the source is unavailable after clicking on the link. Perhaps the site administrators deleted the text, or the page "moved." But in any case, this text was available at the specified address when the site was added to the index of the search module of the system.

The fact that one or more of the report's links to the open sources on the Internet at the time of viewing the report do not work is not a reason to remove these links from the system's index. Texts at the links' addresses were indexed, before being deleted / moved, they were available to third parties, could be read, copied or otherwise used. Also, they could be stored in the cache of search engines and web archives, where they could still be found.

Viewing the source report

To view the source report, click the link in the source name in the list of sources. A new tab in the browser will open with the text of the source with which there was a duplication. Instead of text that doesn't overlap with the source, you'll see the number of characters that were skipped.

If you want to view the full source text, open the source link by clicking on the "Go to the source website" button.

Report on the source

Click another source in the Sources pane on the left to view the report for that source immediately.

You can choose to view the report by source – page or solid text. By default, the source report is displayed page by page. To switch the view mode, click on "Show full text". When you switch to solid text view, the button changes to Show text page by page. Click it to go to page view.

Another way to view the source report is to go to the source report from the block in the text. Click on the source number at the end of the block, then click on the source name.

Going to the source report from the text block

The page "Report on the source" will be opened with the selected block.

Viewing report history

When you recheck the document or edit the report, all previous versions of the reports are saved in the system. To view the report history, click the "More" button and select the "Report history" item in the top menu of the full report.

Viewing report history

A separate window will open, where you will see a summary of all the reports made for this document. Reports in history are sorted in descending order by the build date.

To go to the detailed view or correction of one of the reports, click the "Open" button. The report opens on a new page.

Report history

You can also view all the corrections to the report, go to a specific correction and change it. The correction is created automatically when you edit the report.

Information on the edited report in the reports history

Editing of the sources' list

Source actions are available in the full report, allowing you to make some changes in the calculation of the check results.

  • Correction of the list of considered sources in the report – allows to consider or not to consider the sources specified by you in the report.
  • Change source type - allows you to change the source type of your choice.

The system divides sources into three types: "Reuses", "Self-citations" and "Citations".

While the report is building the system automatically marks the type of source: "Reuses" - red color, "Self-citations" - yellow color and "Citations" - green color.

Please note that the service makes only a preliminary assessment, a real assessment of the source can only be given by the user.

To reaccount for the source in the report, click on the "Change Type" button in the list of sources, select a new source type and click on the "Recalculate" button.

Change type of the source

For example, after changing the source type to “Self-citation” and clicking on the “Recalculate” button, the percentages of self-citation and reuse will be recalculated and the source text blocks will turn yellow.

Changes after source's type changing

To ignore sources, uncheck the checkboxes of these sources and then click the "Recalculate" button. The overall score of the report will change after recalculation and the source's text blocks will no longer be displayed in the text of the report.

Adjustment of the list of recorded sources in the report

If you are satisfied with the current version of the report, you can save the report by clicking on the "Save" button in the top panel of the document. A window opens where you can save the edited report, where you can leave your comments, for example, information about the changes made in the report or about the reason for the changes. After saving in the history of reports, a new correction will be created.

If the report has been edited with recalculation of the editing results, it will be saved automatically, you will be able to find the autosaved report in the history of reports and continue working with it. In the history of reports, autosaved reports have the inscription "Auto-saved version" in the comments.

Editing text reuse blocks

You may adjust the result of the check not only by removing the source, but also by disabling individual blocks of the reused in the text. This allows you to ignore the selected blocks when calculating the percentage of text reuse or citations.

To disable the particular block in the report, click it with the left mouse button. The "Deactivate" button appears. After clicking the "Deactivate" button, the block will change its color to gray. The system will automatically recalculate the percentage of text reuse without taking into account the block you have turned off.

Disable a block in a report

To restore the block in the report, find the disabled block and click on it. The "Enable" button appears. Click on it, and the result will be recounted.

You can see if there are any blocks off, and include all the blocks in the results panel at once. To enable the blocks, click the "Enable all" button, the system will automatically recalculate the result of the check.

Enable all blocks button

If any report has disabled reused blocks, you can find out about them in your office. In the list of loaded documents, the report, which contains the disabled blocks, has another status "The report contains disabled blocks".

Document status on the presence of disabled blocks

Please note that the blocks from different sources can overlap – one smaller block may be the part of the larger block. If you deactivate a larger block, the small block will be deactivated as well. Moreover, the shutdown of the small unit will occur on all sources to which it is included.

If the blocks intersect partially, only those fragments of the block that are not included in the intersection are disabled.

To save time when viewing the deactivated blocks in a report, use the navigation by the blocks to the right of the report text. With it you can go to the next or previous block by pressing the "Previous" or "Next".

Navigation in the full report

Brief report

To go to the brief report view page, click the “See results” button located on the line with the checked document. After this select "Brief report" button.

Brief report selection

Brief report consists of distribution of percentages of originality, text reuse, citation and self-citation as well as a list of sources of reuse.

For most sources in the list there is an external link to the location of the document or source text on the Internet. To go to the web page, click the icon next to the source name.

Link in the list of sources to the source page on the Internet

In the top panel of the page you will see the icon buttons, allowing you to proceed to the following actions:

  • parameters for checking;
  • export of the report;
  • save the edited report;
  • link to user manual;
  • view reports history;
  • report printing layout;
  • view text metrics;
  • get a direct link to the report.

To get more information about the results of the check, open the full report by clicking on the "Report" button.

Suspicious document

A suspicious document is a document that shows signs of technical ways to change the text or format, such as replacing characters, inserting invisible text, etc. Such signs may indicate that the author tried to cheat the system to hide text reuses and artificially increase the originality percentage. If such signs of cheating have been found in the document, a special flag will be put for it in the workspace and the list of documents of the company.

Suspicious document indicator in the Workspace

Please note that if you see a suspicious flag, we recommend that you carefully read the check report and the suspicious fragments found in the document. Detection of suspicious documents is an auxiliary tool for analysis. The final decision is always up to the verifier.

The information that the document shows signs of a cheating is displayed in the check reports, in the printable versions, and in the downloaded reports. In a brief report the page numbers with the detected potential cheating attempts are displayed.

Brief report for a suspicious document

The printable version of the check report provides information about potential cheating attempts. It shows the types of cheating and page numbers where suspicious fragments have been found. Similarly, information is displayed in the downloaded versions of reports.

Printable version for a suspicious document

The full report for a suspicious document displays a special block with a flag of suspicion and a link to the page "Suspicious document" - to go to the page, click "View".

Full report for a suspicious document

Please note that if the uploaded document has no formatting, then instead of the link to "Suspicious document" there are the page numbers with potential cheating attempts displayed in the full report.

You may also access information about possible cheating on the “See Results” page. To do this, click on the "Details" link in the red suspicious document warning block.

Suspicious document on "See results" page

The "Suspicious document" page displays detailed information about the suspicious fragments found in the document. You can read the text of the document in the form in which it was uploaded into the system (keeping the original formatting). If a fragment is found on the document page that may containg cheating attempt, it is marked in red.

"Suspicious document" page

To view information about suspicious fragments for the entire document, click the "In document" tab in the right panel. To view the page numbers, click the name of the cheating method. To go to any of the listed pages, click on the desired number.

"In document" tab

The "On page" tab provides information about suspicious fragments on the selected page of the document. To display certain cheating methods, check them and uncheck the others. The selected cheating methods are highlighted in red on the page, the removed cheating methods are underlined with a red line. To select all suspicious fragments on the document page at once, click on "Display all". In order to remove the selection from all the suspicious fragments, click on "Hide all".

It is also possible to review the text of the cheating, if it was extracted during the document processing.

Text revision on the "On page" tab

If the document does not contain cheating, you can disable the "Suspicious document" flag. To disable the flag, use the enable/disable button in the upper right corner of the "Suspicious document" page. You can leave a comment explaining why you disabled the "Suspicious document" flag. If you view the "Suspicious document" page through a direct link, you will not be able to disable the "Suspicious document" flag.

Disable the "Suspicious document" flag

If you disable the "Suspicious document" flag:

  • the respective icon will not be displayed in the Workspace;
  • the brief report will not display information about the cheating;
  • in the downloaded forms of reports and in a printable versions the information will appear in the "Suspicious document" section that the flag was disabled, and comments will be displayed;
  • in the full report, you will see that the "Suspicious document" flag has been removed – the corresponding icon will become gray;
  • you still have access to the "Suspicious document" page.
Disabled "Suspicious document" flag in the full report

Downloading the report

Downloading the report will allow you to save the report as a PDF file. To download the report to your computer, click on the "Export" button on the report viewing page.

Report downloading status window

Page will appear "Export report". To start the report generation, click on the "Export" button. After some time, the button will change to "Download". Click on the "Download" button to download the file. The download will start automatically, or the file download and save dialogue window will open, depending on your browser settings.

In the downloaded report you will see information about the report and the loaded document, a terminological block with the description of the terms "Reuse", "Citations", "Originality", a list of sources and text with markup of citation blocks (if the user unloads the full report).

Direct link to report from "See results" page

A direct link to the report allows you to give access to the report to any user, including users unauthorized in the system. This link allows you to view the report, however you cannot make changes to the report.

To get a direct link to a report, select the document in the workspace and click the “See results” button. After this click on "Create link" button and select "To full report" or "To brief report" in the drop-down list. A link to the selected type of report will be copied in the clipboard.

Direct link to the report from "See results" page

Also you may get a direct link to a report from "Full report" or "Brief report" pages. For example, to get a direct link to a full report, open the "Full report" page and click "More" in the top menu, then click the "Direct link to the report" button. A link to the full report will be copied in the clipboard.

Direct link to the report from "Full report" page

The mechanism for obtaining a direct link to a short report is the same as to a full report.

An external user who has followed a direct link will be able to view the report and text metrics (if this function is enabled), print the report to a page, and export the report (if this function is enabled). You cannot edit a report using a direct link.

The user can also share a link to a recheck report or a report with corrections. To do this, in the report history, open the version of the report or adjustment you are interested in. After that, perform the steps described above.