On the Application of Spell Correction to Improve Plagiarism Detection

  • Daniel Micol
  • Óscar Ferrández
  • Rafael Muñoz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7337)


In this paper we present the accuracy gains that spell corrector systems can provide to the plagiarism detection task when the appropriations contain spelling mistakes. These may have been introduced on purpose to avoid detection systems from finding the aforementioned appropriations, which could happen specially if such systems are based on lexical similarities. This document will detail the components that we have developed for both plagiarism detection and spell correction, and the significant gains that their combination produces.


Query Term Source Document Computational Linguistics Spell Corrector Plagiarism Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Micol
    • 1
  • Óscar Ferrández
    • 2
  • Rafael Muñoz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software and Computing SystemsUniversity of AlicanteSan Vicente del RaspeigSpain
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical InformaticsUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUnited States of America

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