Unicheck is a robust content management software that detects plagiarism. It can identify unoriginal texts with a user-friendly interface. It has optimized authenticity checking capabilities making it ideal for all types of users including students, lawyers, writers and a host of others.
The software was initially introduced in 2014 as Unplag and became a Certified Partner of Instructure for its learning management system after two years. It is a network-based intelligent scanning system with a web index of over 4.75 billion pages.
The system enables real-time search and delivers comprehensive reports so that potential plagiarism is easily spotted. It can handle 99% of file formats and it can efficiently work on several documents at a time due to its service scalability.
Unicheck has 1,100 academic partner-institutions for K-12 and higher education across the globe. It aims to prevent mimicry in school papers, homework or reports using extensive search by scanning web databases, scientific journal and other pertinent resources. The anti-cheating technology detects character substitutions and exposes them.
The plagiarism report is delivered in only four seconds after a thorough automated authenticity check through a cloud-based platform. Publishers, SEO agencies and bloggers can provide authentic content while lawyers can review legal documents with the option to store them safely in a cloud.
Unicheck currently has 1M users in 90 countries and has already checked 124M files created by universities, businesses and individuals worldwide. The bulk of the universities that access this authenticity application comes from the United States, Spain, Australia, Belgium and Latin America.
One of the features of the software solution is its compatibility with almost all types of text and file formats, some of which are .doc, .docx, .txt, .ppt, .pdf and .html. It can also work with files uploaded from Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.
Extensive search rules
For businesses, the software is equipped with 101 algorithms for processing files, 281 rules for citation and recognition as well as detection of character replacement.
Online sources and private cloud
Unicheck has over 40 billion open-access online sources and a company private library. It also has a private cloud that is protected by an SSL encryption and has isolated user accounts. It allows for bulk data processing and has microservices architecture.
AI-driven authorship verification
The AI-powered self-learning assistant detects writing styles and prevents contract cheating by verifying the authorship of a document or school paper. The bot is called Emma, who can help educators detect plagiarism in student papers and automatically generate a similarity report.
Free plagiarism checker
The free plagiarism checker feature detects text similarities, quotes and references. It can be accessed by registering for an account using Facebook, Google, Twitter or LinkedIn. PayPal details are required in order to be given access to the free tool but once access is granted, manuscripts, school papers and even legal documents can be scanned for authenticity within a few seconds.
Unicheck is an alliance partner of Canvas by Instructure for advanced plagiarism detection. Canvas has native integration that allows the software with capabilities to perform consistent evaluations, deal with complicated tasks and provide feedback to students regarding their work.
The LTI integration within Canvas enables downloading of bulk PDF reports and allows the educator to comment within the reports for students to see or refer to. Students are empowered to perform plagiarism checks before submission.
The software can also be integrated with Google Classrooms for the same functions as the Canvas partnership. The other Unicheck integrations are Moodle, Blackboard, NEO LMS, Sakai LMS and Schoology.
Unicheck can be a stand-alone software solution or integrated into an institution or organization’s learning management software. Either way, the application can still perform real-time searching on the web. Having the software system on-hand eases up the workload of professors, legal offices, copywriters or publishers by ticking off manual authenticity verification of school papers, documents and articles or manuscripts.
Sensitive data is protected by a private cloud and the microservices architecture allows for efficient performance on any mobile device. Data processing can be done in big loads because of the software’s scalability potential.
The dashboard provides all the necessary tools for plagiarism checks. The API embeds Unicheck in every network with Google Docs, G-Suite and Office add-ons allowing access to Google and Microsoft applications for the similarity detections. Chrome extension lends its browser for Unicheck to be available right away.
The artificial intelligence tool, Emma, notices changes in writing styles used for papers or documents. This allows the software to detect authenticity as the change in style might be a sign that the submitted paper is not original or contains merely copied texts.
The system is backed by a Service Level Agreement (SLA) and is functional 99.9% of the time. Also, support is available through phone, chat and email, while user accounts are protected by encrypted texts so only authorized access is allowed.
The algorithms used within the software implements rules that can detect even the slightest changes like character replacement. Resources come from the user’s own library, the web, open-source databases and other network sources.
Computer science engineers and professors developed the Unicheck technology of using algorithms for the authenticity check. A system called Natural Language Processing (NLP) that detects use of synonyms and paraphrased texts were added in 2017 to further enhance the technology.
The Help Center offers video tutorials and FAQs to support users during their initial stages of using the software. The product information tab provides details on product updates, Emma the artificial intelligence solution for authorship verification, text quality analysis and some legal information on Unicheck’s sub-processor data.
Users can also request features to be added to the software and can call toll-free for help.
Unicheck has flexible three pricing options: Personal, K-12 and Higher Education and Business. The Personal and Business packages are customizable according to the number of pages selected. The minimum number is 20 at $5. At 50 pages, the total payment is $10 with 20% savings per page. At 500 pages, the price is $50 with 60% savings per page. The maximum number of pages is 10,000 at $600 with 76% savings per page. Custom pricing will be provided for requirements over 10,000 pages.
A promo code can be used when signing up for the Personal package. Inclusions are an organizable dashboard, a no-verification open API, Google Docs add-on and bulk file checking. The Business package includes the same features plus a custom API, custom sources integration and extended support.
The academic category has three options: Essentials, Support Plus and Enterprise. Essentials covers all basic features such as real-time similarity reports and web search across over 40B web pages, 99.9% uptime, full data encryption, auto-exclusion of citations and references, integrations with major learning management software and general support.
Support Plus offers all features from the Essentials packages plus SLA-based priority support, on-board and on-demand training, aggregated plagiarism statistics and a dedicated account manager. In addition to what Support Plus offers, the Enterprise package also includes student paper database import of any size, student pre-checks and the Unicheck API.
Educators can perform a thorough authorship verification check using the software’s AI assistant, Emma. This is available for beta testing and can help educators assist students discover their writing style, which may help in preventing mimicry of texts or copy.
Pricing for the academic packages are available upon request.
Unicheck is an accurate plagiarism and authenticity detection software that is an ideal system for use in universities and businesses. Marketing professionals, bloggers and publishers are ensured of the correctness of their materials before publication. Students can confirm the validity of their school paper, while educators can use the application for checking for plagiarism in the papers submitted by students.