7 thoughts on “How-to series: How to check for duplicate entries and merging [part 4 of 12]

  1. It would be very useful if the notes and highlighting the we add to in-press pdfs could be merged into the final published form of the pdf

  2. The de-duplication tool works great for removing actual duplicates, but falls short on dealing with false positives.

    Two problems:

    (1) There is no way to see a list of the papers that have been marked as “Not a duplicate” and fix any potential errors. (short of resetting the desktop client)

    (2) The “Not a Duplicate” decisions are saved on local machines and are not sync’d to the server. This is especially annoying for Shared Groups because work is duplicated (pun!) for every group member and because real false-positives will eventually be merged by accident by someone in the group.

    #2 can’t happen? I have a group with over 7000 articles and approaching 100 members. It used to have over 50 false-positives. Now it has like 10.

  3. This is an interesting problem and one we hope to be able to solve soon. As you can imagine, different fields have different ways of distinguishing the various versions of a given document, but applying a combination of library science and machine learning shoudl allow us to crack this.

    Would you mind submitting that to our support site?

  4. i have merged duplicate, but in bibliography still both citations are appearing. how to delete one of them.

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