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2 simple questions (?)

From: Madeleine Stovel <BL.MDS@RLG.ORG>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 13:10:55 PST
Message-Id: <200202192112.QAA32753@tux.w3.org>
To: www-zig@w3.org
REPLY TO 02/19/02 06:15 FROM WWW-ZIG@W3.ORG: 2 simple questions (?)

>Dear zig-gers,
>2 simple question but I did not find the answers on the Z39.50 pages:
>
>1. normalized name
>Is there a concensus about what a normalized name should be? (Structure
>attribute 106 "name (normalized)")
>The standard says nothing about this.
>The bath profile references the ATS-1 profile which references AACR2 rules.
>(http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/agency/profiles/ats.html)
>
>Maybe we should make an implementor agreement that it should be:
><LastName>,<FirstName>
>with 0 or more spaces between <LastName> and comma, and between comma and
><FirstName>
>
>
>Pieter van Lierop
>Geac
Pieter,

The bib-1 semantics imply that that's what a normalized name should
be.

        Name             101    A name search term that is structured in a
        (normalized)            particular order (e.g., last_name,
                                first_name).  The resulting term is subject to
                                special matching rules on the target system
                                that differ from those applied to names
                                structured as phrases or unstructured names.

I think what's in ATS-1 is more or less the consensus, although the
consensus was also not to use ATS-1, more or less.

-- Lennie

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