English translation: cleansing

02:24 Mar 14, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Mathematics & Statistics / Statistics
Spanish term or phrase: depuración
I have doubts about which is the most appropriate term in English for the translation of "depuración" when referring to the statistical field, specifically referring to statistical information. The text in which the term appears is as follows:

El fichero de la explotación cuenta a su vez con *depuraciones estadísticas* adicionales a fin de que todas las variables que se difunden tengan valores válidos y en el mismo se realiza también una *depuración* y normalización de los apellidos para conseguir una mayor homogeneidad en la información, eliminando los acentos y permitiendo como caracteres válidos el apóstrofo y la cedilla, pero no la diéresis.
Rodrigo Yanez
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English translation:cleansing
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Francois Boye
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4 +1cleansing
Francois Boye



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I'm suggesting that you use "adjustment" the first time and "simplification " the second, to avoid repetition.
I'm not clear what this is about, but it appears in the first example they're adjusting the statistics to make them more representative. In the second, they're simplifying the names by leaving out some diacritical marks.

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Francois Boye
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Asker: This was my choice from the beginning, but since this is a term that usually appears in the work I do I would like to have a little more information. I had already seen the wikipedia link.

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agree  njweatherdon: "cleaning the data" not "statistical cleansing"
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Multivariate Statistical Process Control with Industrial Applications
Robert L. Mason, ‎John C. Young - 2002 - ‎Technology & Engineering
"The statistical purging of unusual observations in a Phase I operation is essentially the same as an outlier detection problem."

Note added at 11 hrs (2018-03-14 13:51:12 GMT)
"Definition - What does Data Purging mean?
Data purging is a term that is commonly used to describe methods that permanently erase and remove data from a storage space. "

Example sentence(s):
  • I rely on data from ... and use statistical purging techniques
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