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C12-14 WCopyFind

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Software Profile

ID C12-14
Product WCopy Find
Company Developed by Lou Bloomfield
Web Site
Software Type Desktop
Costs GPL Licensed
Test Date 2012-03-27


Ranking for all tests: 12
Ranking for Source Code Test: 15
Ranking for Text Test: 7
Summary: not useful (code) / partially useful (text)


WCopyFind is one of the oldest and most well-know of the collusion detection systems. It was previously tested in 2008, but without very convincing results. It is able to compare multiple files at a time with each other. Identical text is displayed in red, different text in black. In the code test it only reached 5 points, just barely above CodeCompare. As soon as text was moved, it jumped over the rest of the text.

For the text test it was slightly better, although it also had problems with texts in which multiple words were changed. The reports are difficult to read with only the changes marked, but it does produce a report for each pair of files checked.

In summary, the system is partially useful for finding text collusion and not useful for finding code collusion at university


Screenshot 1: Report

Screenshot 2: Comparison View

Screenshot 3: GUI

Business Promotion

„WCopyfind is an open source windows-based program that compares documents and reports similarities in their words and phrases. It is free and available to anyone. It is licensed under the Gnu Public License, which basically means that you can do whatever you like with it except to try to sell it to someone else.“


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