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School starts checking Application Essay for Plagiarism

can the software detect different words with similar meaning?

for example, I "strive" to be the best student v.s. I "work diligently" to become the best learner.
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
can the software detect different words with similar meaning?

for example, I "strive" to be the best student v.s. I "work diligently" to become the best learner.
There is always someone better than you. Sooh pompous.

It is very easy to see if work/thesis has been plagiarized. I once had a whol book of min and translated into another (eastern) European language. The plagiarist is now a CS professor somewhere..,
 
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