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  • n. a computer program that looks for text that matches a given text


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  • Scribd -- which came under fire when the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America complained that users had posted copyrighted works without permission there -- has unveiled a text-matching system that allows people who make a legally binding oath that they hold copyrights to works to prevent those works from being posted to Scribd.

    Boing Boing

  • However "fuzzy" the Scribd text-matching is, it's likely that determined pirates will figure out how to exceed its threshold and get around it.

    Boing Boing

  • Finally, it's easy to imagine that pirates could have the best of both worlds by posting material to other web-hosts that don't have the text-matching in place (that is, every web-host except Scribd, from your local ISP to LiveJournal, Blogger and Wordpress) and then posting files that link to those hosts on Scribd.

    Boing Boing

  • With DADS, we no longer rely on text-matching simple keywords, but rather we parse users' queries and then we form database queries which return answers from the structured data in real time.

    Internet News: Search Technology Archives

  • Nature reports that Harold Garner of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has been scouring the medical literature using an automated text-matching software package to catch plagiarized articles.

    A rash of scientific plagiarism?

  • So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search.

    Jooglebomb Slips | Jewschool

  • "Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search."

    Rose DesRochers - World Outside my Window

  • The Courier-Mail show the number of students caught cheating is rising at most Queensland universities, despite the introduction of sophisticated text-matching software. | Top Stories

  • Other publishers are using an anti-plagiarism tool called CrossCheck, which employs text-matching algorithms by iParadigms, a software company based in Oakland,

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  • Garner's team has used its eTBLAST text-matching software to build Deja Vu, a continually updated database that already holds some 75,000 abstracts listed in Medline that seem highly similar.

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