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Merops server update

Merops is raising the bar!

We’ve just updated the Merops server (the AI that’s responsible for text-recognition, editing, and markup). With this update we’ve focused on improving recognition and correction accuracy. We’ve tested this update far more than any other release to make this our most reliable update ever.

We’ve also added many new features and rules, mostly in response to requests from our users.

25th October 2018

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Even more accurate and reliable AI

Even more accurate and reliable AI

  • Over 1000 recognition improvements
  • Improved AI results in approximately 10% fewer comments
  • Updated and expanded many dictionaries, including over 14,000 new journal names
  • More consistent recognition when different Standard Sets are used
  • Bugs fixed
Organizations and trademarks

Organizations and trademarks

  • New address system with organizations in general text
    • more accurate recognition
    • alerts potential address errors
    • adds or alerts missing address details
  • More accurate recognition of trademarks and product names
Canadian spellings

Canadian spellings

Merops can now detect or apply Canadian spellings, from spellings, like enrol/enroll, to words and phrases like cell phone / mobile phone.

28 Brand new rules

These can be applied using the Custom Properties page of the Standard Set Editor. If you‘d like to enable any of these, please contact us for property names/values.

Rule Settings
EDITING
Comments Maximum number of suggestions
FRONT & END SECTION
Affiliations: Include department yes | no | make consistent
Affiliations: Include organization name yes | no | make consistent
Author names heading case Sentence case | lower case | Title Case | UPPER CASE | make consistent
Biographies: Heading case Sentence case | Title Case | UPPER CASE | make consistent
Biographies: Use heading yes | no | make consistent
Correspondence info: Include city/town yes | make consistent
Correspondence info: Include department yes | no | make consistent
Correspondence info: Include organization name yes | no | make consistent
Present address: Include city/town yes | make consistent
Present address: Include department yes | no | make consistent
Present address: Include organization name yes | no | make consistent
Subject/field: Punctuation after last subject [nothing] | . | make consistent
Supplementary material heading case Sentence case | Title Case | UPPER CASE | make consistent
NAMES
Places: In addresses, include Chinese province with Beijing yes | no | make consistent
Places: In addresses, include Chinese province with Shanghai yes | no | make consistent
ORGANIZATIONS
General rules: Organization addresses in general text Alert addresses not usually associated with an organization
OUTPUT FILE FORMATS
Metadata: Extract abstract N/A
Metadata: Extract funding information N/A
PLACES
Specific preferences: Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast Côte d’Ivoire | Cote d’Ivoire | Ivory Coast | make consistent
REFERENCE LISTS
IDs and URLs: Accessed date style [day] [month] | [month] the [day] | [month] [day] | the [day] of [month] | make consistent
IDs and URLs: Before database links/IDs [space] | .[space] | ,[space] | ;[space] | | | make consistent
Source: Report title in quotes no | yes | make consistent
Source: Thesis title in quotes no | yes | make consistent
Volume details: Book: Before series [space] | [nothing] | make consistent
WORDS & PHRASES
flow chart/flow diagram/flow sheet flow chart | flowchart | flow diagram | flow sheet | make consistent
launderette/laundrette launderette | laundrette | make consistent
WORKS & PRODUCTS
Journal abbreviations: Astrophysical Journal Astrophys J | ApJ | make consistent

83 new settings for 67 existing rules

These can be applied using the Custom Properties page of the Standard Set Editor. If you‘d like to enable any of these, please contact us for property names/values.

Rule Settings
BIOLOGY
Taxonomy: Between genus abbreviation and species make consistent
Taxonomy: Genus abbreviation style make consistent
DOCUMENT OBJECTS
Qualifiers in citations (e.g. Figure 1&B): Qualifier style 1A/B | 1(A/B)
FRONT & END SECTION
‘No competing interests’ statement make consistent
Acknowledgments: Funding organizations: add hyperlinks to the Crossref Funder Registry make consistent
Affiliations: Include city/town no
Affiliations: Include email address make consistent
Affiliations: Include fax number make consistent
Affiliations: Include phone number make consistent
Affiliations: Include postal/ZIP code make consistent
Affiliations: Include state (US addresses) no
Affiliations: Target footnote symbol position make consistent
Author byline: Author names heading written by | by | make consistent
Author byline: Point/period at end of paragraph make consistent
Biographies: Heading wording About the author
Copyright info: Copyright info delete | make consistent
Correspondence info: Heading case make consistent
Correspondence info: Include postal/ZIP code make consistent
Correspondence info: Include street address make consistent
Correspondence info: Name: Name/details sequence name,¶ details
Correspondence info: Phone/fax heading position make consistent
Dates: Between description/date pairs make consistent
Keywords heading text Author keywords | Author key-words | Author key words
Page break before article end section make consistent
Present address: Include ‘USA’ make consistent
Present address: Include address make consistent
Present address: Include country make consistent
Present address: Include email address make consistent
Present address: Include fax number make consistent
Present address: Include name make consistent
Present address: Include phone number make consistent
Present address: Include postal/ZIP code make consistent
Present address: Include street address make consistent
Present address: Name: Author qualifications make consistent
Present address: Name: Name/details sequence name,¶ details | make consistent
Present address: Non-US region style make consistent
Present address: Punctuation after heading make consistent
Present address: US state style make consistent
Subject/field: Heading make consistent
Subject/field: Required make consistent
Supplementary material heading make consistent
LANGUAGE
English variant Canadian
NUMBERS
Magnification style original magnification x100 | original magnification 100x | x100 | 100x
OUTPUT FILE FORMATS
Author: Running head: et al. / and others make consistent
REFERENCE LISTS
Authors (or editors of whole book reference): Authors case make consistent
Authors (or editors of whole book reference): et al. / and others make consistent
Date: Month/year sequence make consistent
Document title: Translation for foreign titles make consistent
Editors: et al. / and others, in reference editor names make consistent
General: Descriptions and notes: Translation description in brackets make consistent
IDs and URLs: Database IDs: Google Scholar link style make consistent
IDs and URLs: Database IDs: ISI link style make consistent
IDs and URLs: Database IDs: PII link style make consistent
IDs and URLs: URLs: URL introduction capitalization make consistent
Publisher: Include city/town no | make consistent
Publisher: Include country make consistent
Publisher: Include region (non-US) make consistent
Publisher: Include state (US addresses) no | make consistent
Source: Book title: Before book, if chapter is included make consistent
Source: Book title: Translation for foreign titles make consistent
Source: Journal title: Translation for foreign titles make consistent
Volume details: Book: Book volume number style make consistent
Volume details: Book: Series in brackets make consistent
Volume details: Journal volume number style make consistent
REFERENCES
General: Number/sort numeric references by alphabetical order | make consistent
SPELLING
Spelling preferences: Use ʻokina make consistent
TABLES
‘Table’ style (in reference citations) tabs. | TABS. | TABS | Tabs.
TIME & DATE
Full dates (e.g. 13th June, 2014): Between year and month/day make consistent

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