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Definition: 

Manual editors (i.e., those doing the manual review) invent editing procedures to avoid reviewing another error message from subsequent machine editing. As an example, a survey or census may ask for information that is too detailed for respondents to provide. For those types of responses, if the manual editors compare the current responses with data reported in the previous period, then they may need to deduct amounts from the reported values and allocate them to the areas for which no current values were reported.

*Note: This definition may not be fully satisfactory.

Source: 

UNECE Data Editing Group

Last edit:

05 Dec 2013

(Fiona Willis-Núñez)