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Copy Detection Mechanisms for Digital Documents

Brin, S. and Davis, J. and Garcia-Molina, H. (1995) Copy Detection Mechanisms for Digital Documents. In: ACM International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD 1995), May 22-25, 1995, San Jose, California.




In a digital library system, documents are available in digital form and therefore are more easily copied and their copyrights are more easily violated. This is a very serious problem, as it discourages owners of valuable information from sharing it with authorized users. There are two main philosophies for addressing this problem: prevention and detection. The former actually makes unauthorized use of documents diffcult or impossible while the latter makes it easier to discover such activity. In this paper we propose a system for registering documents and then detecting copies, either complete copies or partial copies. We describe algorithms for such detection, and metrics required for evaluating detection mechanisms (covering accuracy, effciency, and securitWe also describe a working prototype, called COPS, describe implementation issues, and present experimental results that suggest the proper settings for copy detection parameters

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:112
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:14 Jan 2009 14:16

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