Barnhart barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Fri Jun 13 13:52:57 UTC 2008

Dear Ron,

Yup!  It is true that Nexis has a fair share of duplicates.  This is one
of the problems (alas yet unresolved) which bedevil interpreters of
numbers in using that resource.  If an article in a Los Angeles Times is
also found on the same or a subsequent day in the Philadelphia Enquirer,
are they sufficiently separated geographically to support the
interpretation that they are separate occurrences?  I've still to resolve
that one.  I can see arguments on both sides.

What do you think?


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