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Data Preparation > Database > ISI > Merge Document Sources

Description

To ensure data integrity, by default, the ISI database loader only identifies (in the sense of recognizing many as one) journal entities based on the most stringent of exact string matching. This means that it is generally possible for two documents, or two references, or a document and a reference to specify equal journal identifiers but to have those two journal entities treated as if they are distinct.

This algorithm makes a best-effort attempt to merge (that is, identify) journal entities.

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Data Preparation > Database > ISI > Merge Document Sources

Outputs
  • A database where the identified identical journals have been merged.
  • The merging table used to merge the identical journals . This can be used to rerun the merge manually, likely to correct for errors, with Merge Entities.
  • A Merge Report as a text file. It will give a simple description all the journals who were merged, identified by their value for the TWENTY_NINE_CHARACTER_SOURCE_TITLE_ABBREVIATION and FULL_TITLE columns.

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