Corpus-DB Dataset Cleaning

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the username and password.
  3. Click on “New Survey”.
  4. Appropriately name the dataset and, under “Upload Corpus-DB Zip File”, upload the .zip file of the dataset you previously downloaded.
    • When creating the dataset and downloading it, you will have downloaded a folder with 3 files. Please create a .zip file with these three items and upload them as directed above.
  5. Next, navigate back to
  6. Again, fill in your login credentials to
  7. Navigate to “Curation”.
  8. Select the dataset you want to clean. After selecting the dataset, click “Select or Upload Survey” above the list of datasets.
  9. If you would like to edit some values in a row or delete the row altogether, click on the row (may need to double-click). Then, scroll to the bottom of the page. When you are done making your edits, click on “Save Changes”. If you want to delete the row, click “Delete Row”. To not commit the changes, click “Close” instead.
    • Check if some people are named “et al.”, ‘e al.”, “anonymous”, or variations; delete people with these names as these are not actually their names.
  10. Remove Non-Latin characters in all cells by selecting “Remove Non-Latin (ISO/IEC 8859-1)”.
  11. Sometimes, the Corpus-DB dataset generation will have multiple rows for the same individual. To consolidate the rows such that it is one row per person, do the following steps:
    • First, click on “Match Duplicated Name” or “Match Duplicated Name/Affil” depending on your preference. If you want to merge rows with the same name, click on “Match Duplicated Name”. If you want to merge rows with the same name and affiliation (more selective option), click on “Match Duplicated Name/Afil”.
    • After clicking on this, scroll to the bottom of the page to see the possible duplicates. Either select the checkbox next to the rows to merge (if there is an issue with merging of rows when you do not want to) or “Select All”. Click “Merge” on the bottom left of the screen.
    • Now, click on “Fuzzy Match Name”. This will further merge rows. Scroll to the bottom of the page again. For each fuzzy match, either click on “Select All and Merge”, select some of the rows and click “Merge Selected”, or “Skip to Next” based on your preferences. You also have the option to select with row the rows will merge into under “Choose item into which others will be merged”; it is automatically set to “Auto”. If you would like to change this, click the button you want the rows merged into, where they are in the format “CI {row number}”.
    • Once you are done, no more fuzzy matches will populate.
  12. Make any other row edits you need to make. When you are done, select “Save Results” in the top right of the screen. A .zip file will automatically be saved with the changes.
  13. Upload the new cleaned dataset back into SuAVE as by following steps 1-4.

Congratulations! You now have a SuAVE visualization (and csv file) of your cleaned Corpus-DB dataset.