Auxiliary function used within
meltt to index events as multiple datasets are processed.
meltt.disambiguate(data, match_output, indexing, priormatches, averaging)
data to be disambiguated passed as
data.frame object of identified matches passed from
data.frame object passed from
prior matches (if any) passed as
specification if common information among matches should be averaged. Passed from
Auxilary function used within
meltt to index events as multiple datasets are processed. Function keeps track of matching and non-matching events as each subsequent data.frame is processed. Using the identified matches from the
meltt.disambiguate merges the matches in the data and indexes the match.
indexing is used for correct labeling of matches in case more than two datasets are merged.
averaging averages the common information between matching events. The parameter is specified within the main function
meltt.disambiguate returns a list containing two object: a data frame with all located matches paired and a new index, specifying the data frame as a single frame, and a running index of all matched events.
Karsten Donnay and Eric Dunford.
Karsten Donnay, Eric T. Dunford, Erin C. McGrath, David Backer, David E. Cunningham. (2018). "Integrating Conflict Event Data." Journal of Conflict Resolution.
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