Customizing the Similarity Report

During your assignment setup, you can customize the Similarity Report by selecting the following options:

Exclude bibliographic materials

Exclude text appearing in the bibliography, works cited, or references sections of student papers from being checked for matches when generating Similarity Reports. You can overwrite this setting in individual Similarity Reports. To learn more about Similarity Report interpretation and how this exclusion can help to refine a report, click here.

Exclude quoted materials

Exclude text appearing in the quotes from being checked for matches when generating Similarity Reports. You can overwrite this setting in individual Similarity Reports. To learn more about Similarity Report interpretation and how this exclusion can help to refine a report, click here.

Enable Translated Matching

Translated matching is an optional service offered by Turnitin, which allows your students to submit content in a non-English language, whilst retaining the ability to match against our vast database of English language content.

When Translated Matching is enabled for an account, Turnitin will identify the language that a paper has been written in. This paper will then be fully translated into English. The resulting English language content is then matched against all the databases that have been activated for the assignment. If a match is found, this will be displayed alongside any matches we have found in the non-translated version of the paper. Translated matching currently supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmal, Norwegian Nyorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish

Exclude small sources

You can opt to exclude small sources from the Similarity Report by a set number of words or a percentage. Turnitin looks at the size of a matching source and makes any necessary exclusions based on the threshold specified by you.

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