CHINA: Paper check system created to prevent plagiarism

A university term paper checking system has been developed in China by its second largest computer producer, TsinghuaTongfang, to prevent plagiarism among college students, the Beijing-based China Youth Daily reported last week.

The Paper Misconduct Literature Check System (PMLC) is capable of checking term papers, course work and reports to find similarities among students' work, Sun Xiongyong, an expert from Tsinghua Tongfang, was quoted as saying. Besides checking papers, the system has a credit database to record students' misconduct in plagiarism. There is also an archive of students' papers to prevent their being copied from each other, Sun said.
Full report on the Xinhau site