[Web4lib] Authors name standardization. Your opinion?

David Goodman dgoodman at Princeton.EDU
Sat Nov 11 10:26:25 EST 2006

You might also want to look at the way Web of Science and Scopus do it. They have each managed to get most of the variations into clumps, and are continuing with the others.

It is good to note that, after they run their algoritms, they are using  variations on the RePEc technique of hoping to reach the individual authors. Of course, they could have done this 5, or 25, years ago. We learn faster. 

David Goodman, Ph.D., M.L.S.
Bibliographer and Research Librarian
Princeton University Library

dgoodman at princeton.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Krichel <krichel at openlib.org>
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2006 5:47 am
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] Authors name standardization. Your opinion?
To: Tomas Baiget <baiget at sarenet.es>
Cc: E-LIS Editors <elis-editors at lists.openlib.org>, web for lib list <web4lib at webjunction.org>

>  Tomas Baiget writes
> >  Well, this could be a "solution" for Spanish (and Portuguese, I
> > guess) speaking countries --although it will be difficult to
> > convince some people to follow this rule at the first try-.
>  It is quite useless to want to impose rules on the consistency
>  of name writing. A consistent rule for all languages would 
>  very hard for anyone to remember, and could therefore
>  not be adequately implemented. 
>  You may want to have a look at the ACIS project 
>  http://acis.openlib.org. This builds software to run portals
>  where authors can register, and maintain a name variations
>  profile. Software is implemented for the RePEc digital
>  library at the RePEc author service, see
>  http://authors.repec.org.
>  Cheers,
>  Thomas Krichel                             
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