The service provides online reviews for duplicate content in search engine results. It either conducts ad hoc checks or regularly monitors for appearance of text matching a sample provided or text found at a specified URL. It aims to allow web publishers to verify the originality of their own content and to detect unauthorized copying by others.
API methods allow submission of text sample for a duplicate content check. The sample text can be either a string submitted with the request, a file, or a URL. Methods access content at the URL or in the file and search to determine whether it is found in results provided by leading search engines. Returned data provide URLs for any matching sources and the percentage duplication found.
Of the many APIs we published this week, thirteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those thirteen, which included the eBay API. After the creation of their developer platform in 2000, eBay has released 19 individual APIs that are split to cater to sellers or buyers. To learn more about the eBay API visit the In-Depth eBay API blog post as well as the eBay site.
Plagiarism is a hot topic. The (ex) German Education Minister did it. George Harrison (yes, that one) did it. Jonah Lehrer, formerly of The New Yorker, did it (and got paid $20,000 for confessing!). As Pablo Picasso put it, "Good artists copy, great artists steal," but so do lots of other people.