Forum .LRN Q&A: Re: DotLRN enhancements

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6: Re: DotLRN enhancements (response to 5)
Posted by Gustaf Neumann on
We have an implementation based on xowiki workflow using the plagiarism finder of ephorus (https://www.ephorus.com/en/home) integrated in our learning environment.

Our implementation takes documents from students or profs, submits it over SOAP to the plagiarism finder of ephorus via https, obtains the result from there as well via SOAP and provides the results (scores, annotated paper, etc.). The workflow controls the state of the submissions. While such a workflow instance runs, one can watch the state, etc. Performing the submission in a rpc-style (sent the document, wait for the result) is not feasible, since plagiarism checking can take a while, maybe hours.

We have the plagiarism finder app on production since Oct.

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7: Re: DotLRN enhancements (response to 6)
Posted by Jose Agustin Lopez Bueno on
Hi Gustaff!

What is your experience with ephorus?
Is it a good product?
Can we see any example?
Is your code avalaible?

Many questions ;-)

Thanks,
Agustin

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8: Re: DotLRN enhancements (response to 7)
Posted by Gustaf Neumann on
Here are some answers:
  • What is your experience with ephorus?

    The experience is positive (from the technical side and from the user point of view); previously, we had a usb-stick based version plagiarism finder; the user feedback is highly positive about our new solution.

  • Is it a good product?

    i would call none of plagiarism finders good, but ephorus is among the best (see e.g. http://plagiat.htw-berlin.de/software-en/2010-2/).

  • Can we see any example?

    Here you see a screen shot:
    http://alice.wu-wien.ac.at:8000/xowiki/download/file/learn-ephorus.png

  • Is your code avalaible?

    It is free code, but we do not have it in a public repository. If you are interested, get in touch with markus.moser@wu.ac.at, who did the implementation.