14.0627 plagarism delection

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Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 03:03:44 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 627.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 07:56:40 +0000
             From: Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@bowerbird.rmit.edu.au>
             Subject: Re: 14.0625 Findsame.com -- plagarism detector?

    At 12:12 PM +0000 27/1/01, Humanist Discussion Group wrote:
    >on another list the question came up on detecting plagiarism and using the
    >web. Has anyone any experience with the site mentioned?

    just use altavista and there's an advanced search option for a string of
    text. alternatively google.com seems to do a pretty good search of a
    string. as an example just copy a sentence from a web page and feed it to

    as far as i can tell specialist sites, if all they do is web searches, do a
    poorer job of what the biggest search engines already do.

    adrian miles


    lecturer in cinema studies and new media rmit university. bowerbird.rmit.edu.au/adrian/ hypertext theory engine http://bowerbird.rmit.edu.au:8080/

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