How does plagiarism and cheating detection work?

What do our plagiarism ratings on Coderbyte mean?

On the premium plan we provide a plagiarism detection feature. This works in two ways:

  • Our system detects if a candidate copy and pastes code from outside the editor into Coderbyte.
  • Our system runs the candidates code against our database of solutions to check for similarities.

Based on these two factors, you will see either:

Light copying - some copy-paste was detected.

Detected - Candidates code was copy-pasted and matches some code we have in our database.

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