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SafeAssign reports different matching percentage for the same paper uploaded twice

Question asked by weldin on Jan 11, 2018



Sorry if this was already reported here. I received this question from one of our instructors:



[The *same* paper gives 100% if uploaded to SafeAssign as .DOCX but only 51% if uploaded as PDF (?!?)  I did check the "Submit as draft" box in both cases. Furthermore, SafeAssign says the 100% matching paper is OK (?!?) but the 51% one "needs attention" (as it should). Very confusing]

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Want to know if this in normal that SafeAssign would process Word differently than PDF. Also how SafeAssign determines that a specific submission would need more attention than others.




Walid Alieldin

American University of Sharjah