Basically, data cleansing refers to the process of removing unwanted characters and duplicates from a dataset. In this perspective, the goal is to “cleanse” a dataset that has been contaminated by different factors such as human errors at the point of entry or when merging several datasets. But, professional data cleansing goes one step further by making sure all data is presented in a standardized way to allow maximum efficiency.
What are the basic steps in data cleansing?
The first step in data cleansing is to remove the “noisy” items from the entries in the dataset. These noise items usually consist of superfluous characters and punctuation marks, but they can also be acronyms or abbreviations such as “Inc” and “Ltd”, if these words are considered as “noise”. After removing the “noisy” words, it is easier to identify duplicates. Powerful cleansing software will identify and remove duplicates using fuzzy matching technologies to also consider very close matches. This step is crucial to produce high quality data. The last step is to standardize the remaining data to make sure it is valid and easily recoverable when needed!
What are the main reason to cleanse your data?
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iugum Software was created to support the extensive data cleansing, matching and merging needed for academic research. Much care went into building a software that would be efficient and easy to use. We are committed to making data managers and researchers’ lives simpler when it comes to cleansing, matching and merging data.Professional data managers and researchers in over 20 countries now rely on iugum Software to manage their databases. Our solutions are designed with the end-user in mind. We want you to have a wonderful experience using our software!
We offer customized data cleansing solutions
At iugum Software, we make powerful products that are easy to learn and use, and we are attentive to the needs of our customers to constantly improve our products and services. To obtain and maintain top data quality, data cleansing needs to be tailored to the specific needs of your business or activities. This is what we do. Give us a call!
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