TRACER is a suite of 700 algorithms, whose features can be combined to create the optimal formula for detecting those words, sentences and ideas that have been reused across texts. TRACER is designed to facilitate research in text reuse detection and many have made use of it to identify plagiarism in a text, as well as verbatim and near verbatim quotations, paraphrase and even allusions. The thousands of feature combinations that TRACER supports allow to investigate not only contemporary texts, but also complex historical texts where reuse is harder to spot.
TRACER is language-independent and has been successfully tested on: Ancient Greek, Arabic, Coptic, English, German, Hebrew, Latin and Tibetan.
For basic usage of the console environment, check the Terminal application.
The software home folder is located in
For a test example, execute the commands:
$ cd $TRACER_HOME $ java -Xmx600m -Deu.etrap.medusa.config.ClassConfig=conf/tracer_config.xml -jar tracer.jar > /work/FILENAME.OUT
The output file must be created/copied inside the default working tree
/work, in order to be recovered after the job is completed.
More information can be found here.