Edelstein, Dan, et al. “To Quote or Not
to Quote: Citation Strategies in the Encyclopédie.” Journal of the History of Ideas, vol. 74, no. 2, 2013, pp. 213–36. doi:10.1353/jhi.2013.0012.
This study contains the application of Digital Humanities to the Encyclopédie through the University of Chicago’s ARTFL PhiloLine systems to find relations (both cited and not) between other texts and the Encyclopédie. The authors claim that the Encyclopedists often chose not to cite their sources, which allowed them to include quotations from banned or burned books as well as books published anonymously or under a tacit permission. However, the authors also mention other strategies utilized by the Encyclopedists such as just naming the title or author of a work and attempt to determine if the strategies can be considered actual plagiarism.
Country of Publication: United States
Main Classification: Plagiarism
1. Although the main claims of the article are generally understood by all, a basic knowledge of data mining is recommended to have a complete understanding of the authors' methodology of comparing two texts and their "scoring" system which assigns an article to a certain citation strategy.
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