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Merging Articles not possible? RRS feed

  • Question

  • There doesn't seem an obivous way to report articles that need merging. Here are some examples:

     

    Some high-profile examples:

    1988 Clustering Textbook (1660+ citations):

    http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Paper/695211

    http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Paper/1266231

     

    "Data Mining: An Overview from Database Perspective" (340+ citations):

    http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Paper/359671

    http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Paper/162365

     

    I mean, these are all fairly obvious - same authors, same title (almost in the first case, with an obvious spelling/scanning error), same year (not in the second case), same journal...

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi display name 12345,

    Thanks for your feedback! Duplicate papers may be caused by many reason, and currently users cannot merge them together by themselves. However, after our coming release in March this year, paper merging function will be open to common users. For the cases you mentioned, we'll fix them manually asap. Please check back later, due to our process, it may take a up to several weeks for the changes to appear online. We appreciate your patience and continuous support!

    Best wishes


    Microsoft Academic Search Team
    • Marked as answer by Stella Li Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:32 AM
    Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:35 AM

All replies

  • Hi display name 12345,

    Thanks for your feedback! Duplicate papers may be caused by many reason, and currently users cannot merge them together by themselves. However, after our coming release in March this year, paper merging function will be open to common users. For the cases you mentioned, we'll fix them manually asap. Please check back later, due to our process, it may take a up to several weeks for the changes to appear online. We appreciate your patience and continuous support!

    Best wishes


    Microsoft Academic Search Team
    • Marked as answer by Stella Li Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:32 AM
    Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:35 AM
  • Hi Caroline,

    I know this is a beta edition but I tried to upload the pdfs for my papers and import the data via bibtex but instead of merging the data from the two sources it's created multiple entries of the same publications.  Now I can't see an 'undo' button anywhere!

    Surely a basic title check should be performed when adding new papers followed by a page which suggests duplicates and allows the user to merge publications if necessary.

    There also doesn't appear to be an easy way to 'split' a user, e.g. my name is quite common so there are several authors in different fields publishing papers.  Currently the majority appear under one name.  When I edit the user I should have the option to split out my details from this 'super-author' leaving 2 authors; me, with my papers and the 'super-author' with all the unclaimed papers from authors with the same name as me.

    Cheers

    Helen

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:43 PM
  • Hello Helen,

    Thanks for your feedback! For the upload pdf and bibtex operation, your request won't be put online immediately, we will have stuffs to review those requests. But this is still a main reason for causing duplicate papers since the operations are all done by person. For spliting authors, we are now using a function called "edit publication list", it is still being optimized and please view here to get more information about it.

    Could you please offer links to your personal homepage(with a CV will be great)or publication list? We can fix your issue manually.

    Best wishes


    Microsoft Academic Search Team
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:15 AM