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It's probably been used thousands of times; partially because these papers don't exactly promote creativity here. (no-one writes 'rotating amendment delivery hair' since they'd get marked off)
Basically, if it thinks more than 50% of your paper is plagiarized, you get an F/fail the course and get shot out of cannon. This has bit me in the ass more than once with false positives.
However, the false positive rate is just very annoying, but hasn't made the tools worthless. My idea is to write nearly every sequence of words. While doing this, you should put the script making the gibberish inside of a place that search robots that respect robots.txt won't index. I believe that LexisNexis doesn't respect robots.txt, but I am unsure. (Correct me if I'm wrong)
What do you think of this idea?
I'll whip up a PHP script if people like this.