LexisNexis U.S, a provider of news, business, and legal information services, has announced the launch of its new LexisNexis CopyGuard solution to help detect plagiarism and copyright infringement and protect intellectual property. The LexisNexis CopyGuard product was co-developed with iParadigms, a provider of new technologies for intellectual property theft detection and for vetting intellectual property originality.
This solution enables users to verify content originality. Within minutes users can search across billions of documents. There are more than 6.1 billion searchable documents that are continuously updated through the LexisNexis service, including deep archives, and four to five years of archived Web pages from iParadigms. Once a document is submitted to the service, the LexisNexis CopyGuard solution uses advanced pattern-matching technology to identify suspect passages. It then produces a customized originality report that provides underlined excerpts of any relevant text matches and a "similarity index," which provides the exact percentage of text originating from elsewhere.