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  • @article{ZNM2015,
    	vgclass =	{refpap},
    	author =	{Tomas Zahora and Dmitri Nikulin and Mews, Constant J. and  David Squire},
    	title =	{Deconstructing Bricolage: Interactive Online Analysis of
    	Compiled Texts with {F}actotum},
    	journal =	{Digital Humanities Quarterly},
    	volume =	{9},
    	number =	{1},
    	year =	{2015},
    	url =	{},
    	abstract =	{Textual bricolage, the unacknowledged re-use of chunks of
    	existing texts within a new composition, spans the liminal space
    	between authorized, publicly shared, and de-authorized texts. While it
    	can result in unique literary juxtapositions, bricolage also challenges
    	the boundaries of authorial ownership. Understanding the methods and
    	responses to textual bricolage reflects how a culture engages with
    	textuality. Yet such study is often hindered by the sheer extent of
    	compared texts. In this article we explore the potential of using
    	Factotum, text similarity recognition software with visual interface,
    	for analysing textual bricolage. Using examples from medieval and
    	recent texts, we discuss different compilation techniques as well as
    	the interaction between the notions of authorship, plagiarism and