The Plagiarism Finder is an instrument for quality checking in the Searchmetrics Content Experience (SCE). The Plagiarism Finder checks how unique the text created in the Content Editor is. It shows to what extent the content includes text that can also be found on other websites. To this end, the Plagiarism Finder analyzes the text and compares it with the websites that rank for the same topics on Google. It then lists the similarities to the analyzed websites in three categories.
If between 51 and 100 percent of your text matches the texts of other top-ranking websites, then it is a severe duplication.
The Plagiarism Finder displays this with a warning in red. If there are similarities of between 6 and 50 percent, less severe duplicates are shown as yellow in the software. In the event of similarities of up to 5 percent, no plagiarism is displayed by the software, as no significant duplicates were found. Plagiarism can occur if, when creating the document, external content is copied or your own text is duplicated from other websites.
Incidents of plagiarism on a website generally increase the likelihood that it will perform less well. The lower the similarity to external text content, the more unique the content is and therefore the more likely it is that the internet site achieves a better ranking. Plagiarism checking is therefore important in order to avoid to heavy an “influence” of external works on your own text and to create unique content.
An incident of plagiarism is by definition the display of external intellectual property as if it were your own, i.e. a work that it is claimed was created only by you, even though it contains external parts. This can be external texts that have been used or other media, such as photos or videos, inventions or melodies. If the uses are not identified as being the property of a third party, this breaks copyright law. Incidentally, the word plagiarism is derived from the Latin plagiārius, which can be translated as “human thief” or “seller of souls”.
The culture of plagiarism is in some cases widespread in scientific works at universities. Final papers, such as a dissertation, master’s thesis or bachelor thesis, are adorned with plagiarisms and quotes are used without sources if there is no time to do thorough work. Numerous providers now offer plagiarism checkers on the internet, in order to quickly check documents with a reliable result.