Saturday, February 4, 2023

What is iThenticate, the ‘plagiarism’ software that ‘might make Yasmin Esquivel shudder’?

The ‘saga’ about the alleged plagiarism of Yasmin Esquivel in her graduate thesis added a new actor this Friday: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The President, who on several occasions refused to rule that Esquivel should resign (he is one of the 4 ministers he proposed for the Supreme Court of the Nation), even the Bible Incited to state that in this case “whoever is free from sin, cast the first stone.”

“in this matter i’m not objective at all Because I believe that any error, discrepancy made by Minister Yasmin, when she was a student, when she submitted her degree thesis, is infinitely less than the damage that Cruz and the person complaining caused to Mexico Yes, they have done a lot of damage to Mexico. Mexico,” he said.

Esquivel is involved in a controversy over an alleged plagiarism of the thesis with which he obtained his law degree from FES Aragón, the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


a trainee minister: Yasmin Esquivel, candidate to chair the SCJN, plagiarized her undergraduate thesis, andPublished in Guillermo Sheridan reports Latinhighlights the similarity between Esquivel’s research and that of Edgar Ulises Báez Gutierrez presented a year earlier (1986).

Sheridan also pointed out Martha Rodriguez OrtizBeing the advisor of Esquivel’s thesis and that of Báez, an accomplice in this fraud.

“This means that this was not only plagiarism, but an act of corruption,” he said.

What did Yasmin Esquivel say about the report?

Supreme Court Minister repeatedly denied After plagiarizing his degree thesis.


“Totally false El Reportaj de Latinas. What else are they going to invent now?”, he posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Since then, the lawyer has published a series of letters from people who acted as synodists on his graduation exams and advised his doctoral thesis, among others, as evidence that he Didn’t make any mistake.

But a technological device may once and for all define who is right in this dispute.

What is ithenticate?

Raymundo Riva Palacio, a columnist for El Financiero, points out this Friday that the highest house of study has a tool to determine whether there was plagiarism in a minister’s degree work.

“The Software That UNAM is called iThenticate, which was developed by the company Turnitin, which assigns a rating to its Similarity Index and presents reviews of matches across multiple databases, where it compares texts and Provides the number of similar words used”, he elaborated in his column.

According to the journalist, the next step in the review announced by the FES Aragon is to pass University Court and Honors Commission Where consultant Martha Rodriguez Ortiz will probably be called upon to offer her own version of the theme.

“UNAM lawyers yesterday started a legal analysis on different scenarios in order to have clarity on the steps to be taken after the first conclusions of the analysis,” said Riva Palacio.

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