Compilatio's algorithm works in two phases: a source search phase and then a comparison phase.
The first phase of searching for sources consists of reading the document and searching our databases and on the Internet for documents that have similarities with the analysed document. These detected documents are called sources and are then ranked in the second comparison phase according to their rate of similarities found.
After comparison, we show these results in a report where the detected sources are listed in order of importance. A gauge corresponding to the rate of similarities found with respect to the analysed document appears beside each source. The Magister and Copyright platforms also allow you to see the details of detected similarities in a side-by-side view.