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Merops server update!

21st February 2018

Wikipedia

Wiktionary

Merops now uses real-time information from Wiktionary to improve its results, including:

  • Fewer ’unmatched term‘ comments
  • Case correction on terms that would be otherwise unknown to Merops
  • More suggestion definitions for undefined abbreviations
  • Better language detection
Wikipedia

Abbreviations

  • Merops is better at recognizing abbreviation definitions within the text
  • More definition suggestions when no definition is found (using Wiktionary)
  • More targeted suggestions, using subject and language detection
Robust

More accurate and robust than ever

  • Over 1000 recognition improvements
  • 100s of corrections to Merops‘s dictionaries and databases
  • Many bugs fixed
  • More consistent recognition when different Standard Sets are used
  • We‘ve more than doubled the volume of routine regression tests
  • A new automated processing test system runs 5 times more frequently than previous manual tests, and catches bugs the human eye could miss
  • Many new ’bug catcher‘ tools can find coding errors before they cause a problem

These new systems mean that future updates will come quicker, with more powerful and exciting new features.

New

24 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
Words / figures rule consistency follow highest number within scope (e.g. 3 men and 100 women) | follow rule for individual number (e.g. three men and 100 women)
Add hyperlinks to external databases (e.g. GenBank) N/A
Acknowledgments: On funding organization names, add hyperlinks to the Crossref Funder Registry. N/A
Abstract subheading format bold | italic | bold italic | small caps | no formatting | make consistent | preserve original
Alert one-word sentences N/A
Alert repeated table captions N/A
Author by-line heading delete | preserve
Author by-line heading delete | preserve
Biology: Point after genus abbreviation: yes | no | preserve original
Biology: Space between genus abbreviation and species: no-break space | space | preserve original
Correct use of ® and ™ N/A
Correspondence info details sequence: phoneFaxEmail-postalAddress | postalAddress-phoneFaxEmail
Correspondence info: Street address: required | delete | preserve
Document type heading: delete | preserve original
Ethics and disclosures heading bridge: | :[space] | .[space] | :[em space] | :[en space] | .[em space] | .[en space] | [em space] | [en space] | [space]–[space] | [space]—[space] | make consistent | preserve original
Highlights heading: Highlights | preserve original
Metadata extraction: Extract correspondence info N/A
Numbers: Delete zero before digits N/A
Page break before article end section: yes | no | preserve original
Page break between chapters: yes | no | preserve original
Phone / fax heading position: before number | after number in brackets
Present address: Street address: required | delete | preserve
Subjects: Subject case: lower case | Title Case | Sentence case | Sentence case first subject only | make consistent | preserve original
Units: Equiv./equiv.: Equiv. | equiv. | Equiv | equiv | Eq. | eq. | Eq | eq | make consistent | preserve original
Use okina: yes | no | preserve original

18 new settings for 15 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
Abbreviation list / glossary heading: Abbreviations used
Apply character style to run-in headings: make consistent | preserve original
Apply Hyperlink character style to emails: make consistent
Apply Hyperlink character style to URLs: make consistent
Author by-line: Author role in brackets: make consistent
Author by-line: Punctuation before role: make consistent
Author by-line: Punctuation between names: [space]|[space] | [no-break space]|[space]
Caption title format: small caps
Document history: Punctuation between details:
’Figure‘ style within reference citations: make consistent
GenBank number intro: GenBank accession
Running head: Punctuation between names: [space]|[space] | [no-break space]|[space]
Table note: ID format: make consistent
Table note: Spacing after footnote symbol: make consistent
’Table‘ style within reference citations: make consistent

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