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Currently, the following document formats are supported: PDF (preferable PDF/A), iMS Word (.doc and .docx), OpenOffice (.odt), RTF, HTML, and plain text files.
Documents to review, which are not taken from a local hard disc but from the Internet (e.g. a certain web site) can be reached via the protocols http://, https://, or ftps://
Yes, a complete SOAP interface exists and can be used at additional costs. Please contact us to get further information about the API.
The documents have to be crawled and indexed, than it will be an easy task. For this task, we offer a private search area, please contact us to get further information.
In diese case document an report will not be stored in your account. Once the email was sent, the report will be deleted on our server.
Yes. You must be logged in and have to use another browser then Internet Explorer. With Firefox, Safari or Chrome you can upload several files with one click.
No. The demo mode can be used by anyone. You just have to be registered.
To review a document in the demo mode is free of charge, but limited accuracy. In this case, only some random places are reviewed. In the "professional" mode, the document is optimally reviewed and the results are listed in detail.
It´s faster if you upload several documents.
You may set reviews even if you are not registered. But in order to start a review you have to be registered. If the fields are in pink, you are not yet registered. (It means that a session with data exists, which are not yet assigned to a certain user.)
Definitively not! A private session is already started. After registration, all session data will be taken into your account.
If you don´t have enough rights. This can be in case, when you have not been registered at the time you uploaded the document, or you have selected "professional" mode, but your account is not licensed yet.
All documents submitted to Docol©c are deleted when the check is finished. Only the Docol©c-Report is stored in the corresponding user account until the user deletes it. For system monitoring as well as for statistical analysis anonymised data about checked documents as well as found text fragments is stored.
With standard preferences, Docol©c-Reports are deleted due to privacy reasons automatically after 60 days. The duration until deletion can be configured between 10 and 120 days or can also be deactivated in your account preferences. After inactivity of your account for at least one year, all jobs will be deleted from your account.
As mentioned in the previous answer, Docol©c-Reports are deleted from any account due to privacy reasons automatically after a configured number of days or after one year inactivity of your account. Additionally, it is possible that a license administrator initiated the deletion of all files in your account.
No, documents are never checked against other submitted documents in any case.
The percentage in the report is the fraction of the number of sentences found in other documenst and the total number of checked sentences. Get more information about the Docol©c-Report.
Microsoft has established a safety function in their web browser. When you download HTML documents containing programs are blocked at first. You should allow "blocked contents" in your browser to use all information contained in the report.
A report usually contains as many pages as the original document. Graphics are not considered, but when you have documents with a lot of data it may happen that your email program can not handle this huge amount of data. In this case, please load the report with your browser from your account.
The report which is created by Docol©c shows the situation at the time of the enquiry. With the digital signature it can be proven that the report was generated by Docol©c at the date shown and not altered in the meantime. The signature is attached to the report as HTML source code comment.
In this case, we cannot process the uploaded document: the document may be corrupt or it may use unsupported font settings. Please save the document with a different document format and try it again.
Yes. Only after you are logged in you can use the service. Some functions you can test without registration. But to do demo reviews or professional reviews, you have to be registered and logged in.
Go to the site "Create Account" and fill out the registration fields correctly. You can choose your ID and password freely. Please do not forget your ID.
The ID identifies your account. It´s like a user name. The license key is needed to "unlock" your account.
After the login on the "Change Login" site.
If filtering is activated, those results found in several sources but only once within the checked document are removed. This kind of results are often found in literature lists.
You can exclude results from single or several url domains. To exclude, for instance, all results found at http://www.docoloc.de you should fill in docoloc.de as an excluded domain.
For administrating user accounts you need special user rights. If your account has these special rights, you will see a link "License Administration" after your log in. Following this link you can administrate all user accounts of your license and inspect the usage information of your license. To get these special user rights for your account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If possible, the number of pages is counted based on the number of pages in the document. If this is not possible, for instance because the document format does not contain any defined pages (e.g., .html, .txt, .rtf, ...) the number of normpages are computed. A normpage is defined as 1800 characters (including whitespaces, symbols, numbers, etc.). If the calculated number of normpages of a document is more than 25% higher than the number of pages of a document, the calculated number of normpges is used as the number of checked pages. For instance, if a PDF document contains 4 pages but 15,000 characters, the number of checked pages is estimated by the number of rounded normpages, which is 8 in this case. You can find the number of checked pages in your account.
Docol©c consists of "document", "co-location", finding a document at another place, and "collocation", coherent use of several words.
Attend information provided by organizations and universities:
IEEE Plagiarism Guidelines
ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism
teachers.tv: Secondary ICT - Plagiarism - A Cut and Paste Generation
Plagiarism @ University of Sussex
University of Leeds Plagiarism Guide