You are testing or using Compilatio Magister v5 anti-plagiarism software and would like to understand how similarity results are calculated and displayed?
This article explains the care taken by Compilatio Magister v5 to build a clear report highlighting only relevant information for ease of reading.
| → Here's why sometimes, a lower similarity score
compared to other detection software,
is a more relevant score.
New version of Compilatio Magister (v5)
Today, with version 5, Compilatio Magister sorts and groups points of interest texts with detected similarities to display a more appropriate similarity score. The aim is to enable the corrector to access relevant information with greater clarity.
For example, Compilatio Magister v5 will not count sources with "accidental" similarities such as commonplaces like "We can consider that...", "Man has always...", "From his various observations, we can conclude that..."...
Compilatio Magister v5 focuses on important and characteristic similarities.
Compilatio Magister v5 → a clearer, more efficient display of Points of Interest!
Other anti-plagiarism detectors and older version of Compilatio Magister (v4)
Previously, with version 4, Compilatio Magister displayed all points of interest (texts with detected similarities). The report provided a wealth of information, including primary, secondary and even accidental sources.
The same is generally displayed with other similarity detectors on the market.
This is why the similarity rates displayed by Compilatio Magister v5 may be lower on average than those previously observed with version 4 or those observed with other similarity detectors.
In this context, a lower similarity score for Compilatio Magister v5 is therefore a more relevant score.