How does VeriCite generate reports?
Students submit their papers online, and then VeriCite converts the student submission into plain text and excludes any quoted material from matching. The rest of the text is then compared for exact matches with existing source material. VeriCite uses string matching methods, along with a series of algorithms and scoring processes, to identify matching texts. A report is presented to the user highlighting different levels or amounts of matching per submission. There is an overview score as well as a side by side comparison of the matching text and sources.
VeriCite reports are created on demand every time the report is viewed. This means that there is no waiting for the report; all reports are delivered instantly. Reports are also dynamically refreshed. If a student submits a paper and gets a plagiarized score of 0, and then another student in another class submits the same paper, then both reports and plagiarism scores will update to 100 to show that they have plagiarized. This dynamic updating can help prevent cases where groups of students or paper mills share the same paper.
All submitted papers are indexed then stored securely in a repository that is specific to each subscribing institution.