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    360 Search: Duplicate Results Handling and Display

    • Product: 360 Search

    How are duplicate results determined in 360 Search, and what determines which result is displayed and which are hidden as duplicates?

    To determine whether two citation results are duplicates, the current logic in 360 Search compares all of these metadata fields: date, article title, ISSN, volume, issue, and publication title. If any of these metadata items are different, the citations are not marked as a duplicate and both will be displayed.
    Because of the technology we are using, 360 Search checks the same metadata fields for duplicates of monographs in search results.
    If the citations are confirmed duplicates, 360 Search creates a score for each citation and the citation with the highest score is the one displayed as representative for the duplicates set. The score is computed such that:
    • Citations with article-level links come out on top;
    • Those with link-resolver links are ahead of those that have only metadata; and
    • Those that are marked as being full-text come out ahead of those that are not.
    In the case of a tie, we use the citation we retrieved first.
    As a result, it is not possible to set database priorities for duplicate results display. We endeavor, basically, to make the richest representation of each result be the one the patron sees first.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 7444
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