plagiarism detection. Our originality detection service now utilizes improved matching and displays a list of matching sources (if any are found). This will allow users to see which websites contain information that matches the content from their submitted paper.
How Does Your Plagiarism Detection Work?
We get this question a lot. First, let me say that papers submitted to our service are NOT used as part of future originality checks. Sites like TurnItIn collect and store documents as part of their plagiarism detection service. Instead, Paper Rater searches the Internet to find documents that match the paper that you submitted to us for review. If the paper that you submit already exists publicly on the Internet, then the Paper Rater plagiarism detection will most likely find it. And, due to our recent update, any matches will be accompanied by links to the sources, so that you can see for yourself the page(s) that triggered the low originality score.
Shorter Text Submissions
Nevertheless, our users told us (more than once) that we should be allowing shorter pieces of text to be submitted. We are listening. As of this writing PaperRater.com will process pieces of text under 500 characters similarly to larger text with the following caveats:
- Originality detection will be disabled
- Vocabulary analysis will be disabled
- Transitional phrases will not be analyzed
- Raw statistics will not be displayed
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