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Is there a way to detect plagiarism on web?

If there a way to detect whether a piece of content is just a lift from a primary source somewhere else on the web?
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jdroger2Commented:
Can you be more specific?  What sort of content?
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metalaureateAuthor Commented:
E.g., an article
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jdroger2Commented:
You could always put some of the text into google with quotes around it, this technique is used a lot.  The quotes tell google to return only hits that contain those words in exactly that order.
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whosbetterthanmeCommented:
jdroger2 makes an excellent point. Using google hacks you can see what (exactly) is out there. So, programmatically you could do what jdroger2 suggests with:
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+Plagarism+terms+to+look+for%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


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metalaureateAuthor Commented:
Thank u. Is there a way to identify the source of the copies? I can see that this method detects duplication.
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jdroger2Commented:
you could identify them by url, or mark them to be reviewed manually
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metalaureateAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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