Finding duplicate images in biology papers

Authors: 
Markus Zlabinger
Allan Hanbury
Type: 
Poster presentation with proceedings
Proceedings: 
32nd ACM SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing
Publisher: 
SAC '17 Proceedings of the Symposium on Applied Computing
Pages: 
957 - 959
Year: 
2017
ISBN: 
Abstract: 
Duplicated images in biology papers are a possible indicator for plagiarism or data fabrication. A manual detection of such duplicates can be time consuming or even infeasible for huge image collections. In this paper, a semi-automatic duplicate detection approach is proposed. The approach can be used for the detection of duplicates that cover only a fraction of the full image, are transformed (e.g. rotation), occur between images or within single images (i.e. single-image-duplicates). In the proposed approach, single-image-duplicates are detected between sub-images (i.e. sub-figures) based on a connected component approach and duplicates between images are detected via the min-hashing technique. The approach was evaluated on 1.7 million images extracted from biology papers. By application of various filtering methods to remove false positive detections, only a small amount of manual effort was necessary to find 3041 potentially serious duplicates in so far non-retracted papers.
TU Focus: 
Information and Communication Technology
Reference: 

M. Zlabinger, A. Hanbury:
"Finding duplicate images in biology papers";
Poster: Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Marokko; 04.04.2017 - 06.04.2017; in: "32nd ACM SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing", SAC '17 Proceedings of the Symposium on Applied Computing, (2017), S. 957 - 959.

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Last changed: 
12.12.2017 19:46:55
Accepted: 
Accepted
TU Id: 
264250
Invited: 
Department Focus: 
Business Informatics
Author List: 
M. Zlabinger, A. Hanbury
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