Translation from narrative text to standard codes variables with Stata
AbstractIn this article, we describe screening, a new Stata command for data management that can be used to examine the content of complex narrative-text variables to identify one or more user-defined keywords. The command is useful when dealing with string data contaminated with abbreviations, typos, or mistakes. A rich set of options allows a direct translation from the original narrative string to a user-defined standard coding scheme. Moreover, screening is flexible enough to facilitate the merging of information from different sources and to extract or reorganize the content of string variables.
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Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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- Federico Belotti & Domenico Depalo, 2009. "Translation from narrative text to standard codes variables with Stata," Italian Stata Users' Group Meetings 2009 06, Stata Users Group.
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