Russian version

"... the act of plagiarism gives the impression that you wrote or thought something that you in fact borrowed from someone, and to do so is a violation of professional ethics.

Forms of plagiarism include the failure to give acknowledgement when repeating another's wording or particularly apt phrase, paraphrasing another's argument, and presenting another's line of thinking."

Joseph Gibaldi. MLA handbook for writers of research papers. Modern Language Association, 2013

Hack the Plagiarizer!

Hackathon on plagiarism detection for the Russian language

For the first time ever, a plagiarism detection for the Russian language hackathon is organized, co-located with the AINL conference.

Date: September 22-23, 2017

Location: Russia, Saint-Petersburg, ITMO, Lomonosova str. 9

Topic: Copy & paste and paraphrased plagiarism detection

Registration: or on the day of the event on-site

The Hackathon is focused on developing and evaluating algorithms for monolingual Russian plagiarism detection with the focus on scientific texts (academic plagiarism). The problem offered to the participants will be similar to the Text Alignment (TA) task evaluated at the PAN competitions; i.e., in a pair of texts, paraphrased or copy-pasted fragments taken from one text are to be found in a second text. For the task, the organizers provide training data. Participants are supposed to develop and train their approaches on this dataset.

The Hackathon opens with the talks by the Hackathon organizers. They will tell about the technologies used in plagiarism detection. For more details, see here.

The Hackathon is free of charge for all participants of the main Conference. It means each participant should buy at least a 1-day ticket. Student discounts are available.


Приглашаем всех участников предварительно зарегистрироваться онлайн. Как обычно, можно будет зарегистрироваться и в день проведения хакатона прямо на месте.

Задать вопросы и получить дополнительную информацию можно по адресу:

Hackathon organizers

Andrey Kutuzov (University of Oslo), Ivan Smirnov and Denis Zubarev (Institute for Systems Analysis, FRC CSC RAS, Moscow), Mikhail Kopotev (University of Helsinki), Olga Lyashevskaya (Higher School of Economics, Moscow).
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