from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To convert (data) into canonical form.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

canonical +‎ -ize


  • If you "canonicalize" each word so that its letters are uppercase and in alphabetical order, then checking whether one word is an anagram of another is as simple as comparing their canonical forms: private static string Canonicalize (string s) char [] chars = s.

    MSDN Blogs

  • It has worked to "canonicalize" location data so it can understand mentions of a venue across various local services.

  • Let me de-index or canonicalize my URLs without having to rely on my IT

    Search Engine Land: News About Search Engines & Search Marketing

  • This allows making API calls using cURL and other simple scripting tools without having to canonicalize the request and sign it.

    O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies.

  • The most effective way to canonicalize duplicate content, consolidate link popularity and de-index the duplicates is with 301 redirects.

    Practical eCommerce Articles

  • It's the responsibility of SafeCritical code to canonicalize, or put into a standard format, the inputs and sanitize the outputs of the Critical code to protect the security of the system (see

    MSDN Magazine: RSS Feed


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.