How to see comparison and contrast of essays

A lot of students write essay every day. Sometimes it is very easy, especially when the topic of the essay is interesting and understandable. But sometimes students spend lots of time just to understand what the essay must be about. It may takes few days to investigate all materials and to write plan that will be used for writing. Some information can duplicates in different sources. In the same time, nobody wants to write the same information to the essay more than once. The best way to avoid duplications is to compare information from different sources and to check whether it duplicates or not. To see comparison and contrast of different information sources or even few essays you can use powerful and easy-to-use GroupDocs.Comparison API that gives opportunity to compare Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pdf documents, text files and much more files formats. There is free online application for comparison and few samples that can be run on local PC. Links to them are below.

How to see comparison and contrast of essays in Java or Kotlin application

In case you have Java or Kotlin application in which must be embedded functionality to see comparison and contrast of essays, GroupDocs.Comparison is exactly what you need.

Configuring comparison library in the project

First of all, add GroupDocs repository to your project file:

Add GroupDocs repository

Secondly, add required dependency and sync the project with a help of IDE

The latest version of Comparison API can be found here

Add GroupDocs.Comparison dependency

Run comparison process to see comparison and contrast of essays in the result document

It is very easy to use GroupDocs.Comparison to compare essays and to see comparison and contrast of them

Here are the steps to compare two essays as PDF files:

  • Instantiate Comparer object passing source essay path or stream as an argument
  • Call add method and specify target essay path or stream
  • Optionally, you can use CompareOptions and its method setDetectStyleChanges to configure comparer to highlight style changes (by default changes are shown in green)
  • Call compare method to run the comparison of essays.

Java code sample:

Kotlin code sample:

Source essayTarget essay
Result file

Get a Free API License

There are much more options available, for example, generating summary page, sensitivity of comparison and so on. Lots of them are available only when license is set. You can get a free temporary license to use the API without evaluation limitations.

Free Online App

Along with full-featured Java/Kotlin library we provide simple, but powerful free Apps.
You are welcome to compare your DOC or DOCX, XLS or XLSX, PPT or PPTX, PDF, EML, EMLX, MSG and other documents with free to use online GroupDocs Comparison Application.

More details

There are much more examples of using GroupDocs.Comparison with Java/Kotlin available on our GitHub page. You are free to change and use them in order to compare photos, Excel, Word, code files, PowerPoint Presentations and much more supported file formats.

For getting details, options, and examples, you can go through the documentation and GitHub repository. Reach us on the forum for your queries.

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