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Translation from narrative text to standard codes variables with Stata

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  • Belotti, Federico
  • Depalo, Domenico

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In 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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  • Belotti, Federico & Depalo, Domenico, 2010. "Translation from narrative text to standard codes variables with Stata," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 10(3), pages 1-24.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:stataj:159034
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