Turnitin(TM) Introduces New Features for 2009

    Company Releases Numerous Improvements & Enhancements for Its
    Originality Checking & GradeMark(TM) Services

    OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6 /CNW/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality
checking and plagiarism prevention, today announced the release of over a
dozen new features, language options and frequently-requested improvements,
greatly enhancing its award-winning services. Highlights include:

    --  An option to exclude quoted (and bibliographic) material from papers'
        Similarity Indexes for an entire assignment -- not just for individual
    --  An option to exclude small matches in Originality Reports to help
        streamline the process of evaluating your students' papers for
        unoriginal content. Instructors can define the size of "small matches"
        as a number of words (such as 5 or 11), or a percentage of all words
        a paper (such as 4%).
    --  An expanded Similarity Index that shows multiple sources for
        highlighted matches in the Originality Report -- not just a single
        possible source.
    --  A summary report for GradeMark that presents a table of all graded
        papers in an assignment with every rubric criterion rating and how
        times each QuickMark grading item was used on each one.
    --  A four-fold performance improvement when using GradeMark digital
        grading tools.

    --  The addition of fully-translated interfaces for six Asian languages:
        Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Thai and
        Malayu (Malaysian).

    This is just a sample of the new features. For a complete list, please
visit: http://turnitin.com/static/new_tii_features_090630.html.

    "We encourage our customers and partners to give us feedback whenever
possible," said John M. Barrie, PhD, Founder & CEO of iParadigms. "These new
features are a direct result of that kind of dialog."

    About iParadigms LLC
    Turnitin is a service of iParadigms LLC, the leader in textual
intellectual property protection and a pioneer of web-based services for
collaborative, online educational support. The company is at the forefront of
using technology to increase awareness of best practices in teaching and
learning as it relates to the use of other people's textual content. Turnitin
is the leading originality checking and plagiarism prevention service used by
millions of students and faculty and thousands of institutions in more than
100 countries.


For further information:

For further information: Katie Povejsil, VP of Marketing of iParadigms
LLC, +1-510-287-9720, ext. 287, kpovejsil@iparadigms.com Web Site:

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