Jessica: Today I have Mark Rickson, who is the Product Manager of iThenticate, and he is going to walk us through the Document Viewer, the DV, which is new to iThenticate. So Mark, I’m going to hand this over to you.
Mark: Thanks, Jessica. We’re really excited to introduce the Document Viewer, which is a fully formatted report.
How to Change to Document Viewer
Now that the Document Viewer has been released, when you click to open up a report, the report will default to the text only report, but you’ll see that there is a Document Viewer beta button, and you will click on this to access the Document Viewer. As you can see, the document is in its original format containing columns, images, tables, and is a great improvement over the text only report. I’d like to cover some of the new features.
Two Report Modes
The Document Viewer will only entail two of the report modes of the text only report. Those were previously referred to as the simulator report and content tracking, but in Document Viewer we are calling them the Match Overview and the All Sources mode. And you can access these by the report mode icons up here. The Match Overview shows what our system deems are the best matches to the document.
A great new feature within the Match Overview is the 'match breakdown' mode, which you can access by hovering over a source in the source list and clicking on the arrow icon. Match Overview shows all of the underlying sources that match the same text as the top match shown in the Match Overview.
You can exclude sources from the 'match breakdown' mode or from the All Sources mode. To do that, you click on the 'exclude sources' button and you select each source you’d like to exclude from the report. Click the 'exclude' button, and those sources are now excluded. To view all the excluded sources, you can click on the 'exclude sources' button at the bottom of the sidebar to show a list of excluded sources. And then to restore the sources that you excluded, you can select them or restore all and click on the button to restore those sources to the report.
To access the report filter, such as 'bibliography' and 'quotation exclusion', click on the filter icon at the bottom of the sidebar. This is where you can select whether to exclude or include the filter settings. Once you’ve made your changes, make sure you click apply changes to apply it to the report, and you’ll see those changes immediately.
Recall Dates Rolled Into Once Source
One thing that I’d like to point out that is different than the text-only report, is previously in the text-only report each source that comes from the same domain but was recalled on a different date, would be displayed on its own line within the source list. Now all of these different recall dates are rolled up into one source.
Another thing I’d like to show you is the 'match glimpse', which allows you to view the matching text within the document to the original source. And you can scroll through each one of the matches with the navigation arrows on the sidebar and view the match within its original content. Or if you like to view the side-by-side view, you can click on the full source view within the glimpse in order to access side-by-side mode, and you can also scroll through each one of the matches to the original source.
How to Return to Text-Only
To return to the text-only mode, you click on the 'text-only report' at the bottom right of the Document Viewer window. I will like to note that when you open up a report, the last report viewing mode will be displayed. For example, if I view the Document Viewer, closed out of the report and viewed another report, that report would open in the Document Viewer, and likewise with the text-only report.
Thank you for your time and we’re excited for you to start using the Document Viewer.