Mark as non-duplicate
February 28, 2018
Both changes are likely to occur in the future. No matter the detection algorithm, there will be false positives that would need to be marked as non-duplicates. There is already a mechanism in the database structure that could be used for this (the "Related Items" feature could be expanded to support multiple types of relations), so adding non-duplicate marking is definitely feasible.
March 1, 2018
Great! That sounds good, it's clever if different relations can be set into "related items"-type of fields.
I love Zotero, I hope to see these changes soonish!
August 24, 2018
edited February 6, 2019
Has this been resolved? It would be a great solutions to mark an item as "not duplicate."
August 28, 2018
Also see related topic
— I understand marking as non-duplicate is non-trivial but it's not clear it has advanced beyond the stage of being planned.
December 14, 2018
My library is rather small (~2000 items) yet I have the false duplicate problem as well. Am posting here and
to keep the issue alive.
August 15, 2020
Adding myself to this thread.
February 8, 2022
Same problem here. I switched to Zotero from Mendeley because of sync problems, but there was a function to mark records as non-duplicates. I have about 4000 references, many of them are from older sources and have no DOI. What can I do with this?
February 8, 2022
tracking this thread
March 9, 2022
Would still love to have this feature!
July 17, 2023
Anything new about whitelisting false positive duplicates? For me, it is really annoying and prevents me from de-duplicating the real duplicates because it takes so much time to take a look at all the false positives again and again in search for the real duplicates.
August 21, 2023
No news as far as I know. Here's a
(hah) on this issue in which I periodically note how many false positives are littering my 'duplicate items' tab; 230 at last count.