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DIE HOCHMÜTIGE DOHLE UND DER PFAU

Einst lebte eine Dohle, voll von eitlem Stolz, die stahl sich Federn, die dem Pfau entfallen warn und putzte sich damit. Das eigne Dohlenvolk ver- achtend trat sie in der schönen Pfauen Reihn. Der Unver- schämten reißt man hier die Federn aus, jagt sie mit Schnäbeln. Und die Dohle, bös verbleit will wieder nun betrübt zu ihrem Volk zurück. Die aber stoßen sie von sich, mit herbem Schimpf. Und eine derer, die zuvor verachtet, sprach zu ihr “Hätt’ unsre Lebensart dir vormals conveniert, hätt’st du, was die Natur dir schenkte, akzeptiert, dann wär dir weder jene Schande widerfahrn noch müsstest du zum Unglück jetzt verstoßen sein.”

Diese Version von Aesops Fabel ist aus Wilfried Strohs Sammlung von Übersetzungen von Jan Novák: “Aesopia”, die auf Geschichten von Phaedrus basieren.

Test 2010: S10-30 plagium

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Software Profile

ID S10-30
Product plagium
Company Dr. Benjamin Epstein
Septet Systems Inc.
6747 Ingram St.
Forest Hills, New York, 11375
Web Site http://www.plagium.com
Software Type Online
Costs free
Test Date 2010-02-07

Testoverview

Ranking for all tests: 25
Ranking for tests 10-40: 25
Ranking for tests 31-40: 15
Usability: 10
Professionalism 14
Middle Ranking 17,8
Effectiveness (Grade): F
Overall Ranking: 19

useless


Summary

plagium is a new system that is still in beta testing. It uses Yahoo as its search engine. It takes a long time to check, our first attempt crashed after 15 minutes of reporting 98% finished. Numerous other tests crashed as well, but we were able to get all test cases finished in about 3 hours. Only one test can be done at a time, and the reports just give some text with a link and a rank with a percentage. There is a Text Usage Timeline offered, which has red balls of different diameters plotted on a grid of months vs. time, which makes no sense to us as teachers, but apparently can be useful for people tracking plagiarism of their sites. On the older tests it would often report a partial plagiarism with a page that was a complete copy, on the newer tests only results were found when at least one of the sources was the Wikipedia, otherwise nothing was found, although this may be just a chance result. Overall, only a dismal 26% of the effectiveness points on all test cases were obtained.


Company Statement

The manufacturer is keen that all our correspondence is reproduced here because he is unhappy to be in the category „useless“. He thinks that many people can cope well with his system.

Mail 1:

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Mail 2:

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Mail 3:

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Mail 4:

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Note: I received no answer to my request for a street address, so I researched the Department of Commerce database. There is an entry from 2005 for a Septet Systems registered by Benjamin Epstein, so I have included the address here, although it appears to be a residential neighborhood. The company may now be located somewhere else.


Screenshots


Screenshot 1: Home


Screenshot 2: Nothing found, although it is a Shake & paste plagiarism of three sources


Screenshot 3: Report

Screenshot 4: We do not understand what should be the red balls.

Screenshot 5: We had to wait often.

Screenshot 6: The server was often overloaded too.


Business Promotion

Plagium is a service of Septet Systems Inc. a New York-based company that specializes in advanced search solutions for industry, the public sector, and government. We have aimed to provide an easy to use service that applies to a broad base of users.


Links

official website http://www.plagium.com

nothing found, although there is a Shake & paste plagiarism three sources