Microsoft announced the arrival in its Word program of a system that will work to detect plagiarism, which will be based on Bing search technology.
As reported by the company, the similarity checker has the ultimate goal of reducing the amount of information not cited and increasing the originality of the texts created by users.
The tool can already be tested by users who have Office 365, but if you do not have it enabled yet, the improvement may come in the coming weeks.
In the words of Mike Tholfsem, chief manager at Microsoft Education, “this can help writers focus less on the mechanics of writing and put more emphasis on quality content.”
The tool will work automatically when the person is writing, since while they are carrying out this process the system will be constantly detecting all the parts that coincide with other Internet pages.
When the mechanism detects an anomaly, it will alert the user and offer the option of adding the corresponding appointment, following a series of simple steps.
If Word detects text blocks that match more than 40 words, it will automatically activate the verifier and add quotation marks to the phrase, in addition to offering the original link where the information comes from, to be quoted.
The Bing search engine will be constantly verifying the user’s writing, thanks to the artificial intelligence that this company technology has.
However, the option to quote the sentences will be the person’s choice and in the event that they wish not to, they can be deleted.
The mechanism is expected to be released this July for Word in English, but it is expected that for the rest of the languages it will be incorporated before the end of the year.