Compilatio's software solutions detect similarities between two pieces of content. However, it is up to the user to determine whether or not plagiarism is involved.
Indeed, Compilatio doesn't make any judgment on the quality of a document. It objectively provides an overall percentage of similarities. Thus, when a quotation is detected as being "similar" to a source, it simply means that there is a match. It is up to the reader or proofreader to refine the percentage of similarity to arrive at a percentage of plagiarism.
Should I ignore the quoted parts in the similarity calculation?
If you feel that the citation and referencing guidelines have been met, you can change the similarity score. To achieve this, you can take several actions:
- Exclude passages in inverted commas from the similarity percentage,
- Ignore one or more passages,
- Ingore sources.
The similarity score is recalculated automatically.