Compilatio's software solutions can detect similarities between two texts and not plagiarism as such.
Indeed, Compilatio carries no judgement on the quality of a document: it merely objectively indicates an overall percentage of similarities. Therefore, a quotation is, rightly, identified as a passage that is "similar" to a source. It is up to the reader/grader to refine this similarity percentage to reach a plagiarism percentage.
To do this, several actions are possible:
- "Exclude texts in quotation marks in the percentage of similarity" directly in the report if the reader/grader deems that all the quotations follow proper practices for citing and referencing
- Ignore one or more passage(s) and/or source(s), if the reader/grader deems that the guidelines for citations and referencing have been followed