Using Duplicate Filters

Use duplicate filters to search your default termbase for duplicate terms. Duplicate terms may cause redundant entries if several entries were accidentally created for the same term. Duplicate terms may also be necessary when the duplicate terms are actually homonyms that represent different concepts. For example, the German term Bank, which can mean bench or bank (financial institution) may have two corresponding entries, one for each meaning of the term.


You can also use duplicate filters to search your termbase for duplicate terms which contain inconsistencies. For example, a duplicate term in English may have two different French language equivalent terms.


Once you have identified duplicate terms, you can decided whether you want to merge duplicate entries or delete redundant entries. If the information in a given entry is not available in another entry but you feel it should be, you can merge the entries. This allows you to combine entries that may contain duplicate terms or information that is related in some way. If the term is already available in another termbase entry, you can delete the term and its related information.


Merging or deleting duplicate terms helps to ensure that your termbase is uncluttered, as well as improving the search speed and the quality of search results.


Duplicate filters are managed on the Duplicate Filters page in the Catalog view.


See Also

Searching Termbases

Creating Duplicate Filters

Setting Duplicate Filters