Data Cleaning: VantagePoint uses fuzzy matching techniques to identify, associate, and clean up data. For example, it will handle misspellings, alternative hyphenation and capitalization, and differing conventions for listing the names of people and companies, providing you with higher-quality data that is essential for good analysis. The data cleaning tools can be applied to any field, and VantagePoint can automatically "check" the fuzzy matches by looking at a complementary field—for example when matching inventor names, also requiring the assignee to match.
After VantagePoint's automatic cleanup, the Cleanup Confirm window gives you a powerful toolset and full control of the results. The Detail Windows let you interactively validate the cleanup suggestions.