[Crm-sig] ISSUE: representing compound name strings

Richard Light richard at light.demon.co.uk
Fri Nov 30 14:39:18 EET 2018


Thanks for this. The page you cite demonstrates graphically the wide variety of approaches to presenting personal names for indexing and browsing.  In our SIG meeting earlier this week, we discussed this issue and agreed that what would interest us initially would be an analysis of the components of personal names.  As you say, the logical way to use such an analysis would be to split the name into its component parts and record each separately.

I suggest that we park this useful discussion for future reference, and CLOSE this issue.


On 30/11/2018 11:38, gordon at gordondunsire.com<mailto:gordon at gordondunsire.com> wrote:

IFLA has been gathering information on forms of names of persons:


RDA: Resource Description and Access is developing instructions for creating access points for names. The wide variety of components of names, and cultural norms for reformatting components for indexing and browsing, means that RDA cannot, and will not, provide explicit instructions for every form of name. Instead, specific methods will be at the discretion of cataloguing and metadata agencies. The RDA instructions will ask for the “string encoding scheme” used to construct an access point to be specified as data provenance. This is the equivalent of Dublin Core’s syntax encoding scheme (SES), which specifies how a string is constructed from component strings, covering standard and ad hoc XML datatypes.

Separating the SES as an external document and linking it as provenance to a reified triple that stores the resulting string value seems to be the only way to avoid embedding name/value information within the string itself.

This is a generic approach that also applies to the construction of citation strings, and other string values generated from component strings.

Note that a significant part of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD: https://www.ifla.org/files/assets/cataloguing/isbd/isbd-cons_20110321.pdf) is a set of string encoding schemes (punctuation patterns).



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Subject: Re: [Crm-sig] ISSUE: representing compound name strings

Dear colleagues,
you completely forgot Russian names, where middle names does not exist, but middle part reffer to father's name,
hus mine is Daria Yurievna (father Yuri) Hookk.

With kind regards,
Daria Hookk

Senior Researcher of
the dept. of archaeology of
Eastern Europe and Siberia of
the State Hermitage Museum,
PhD, ICOMOS member

191186, Санкт-Петербург, Дворцовая наб.34
Тел. (812) 3121966; мест. 2548
Факс (812) 7109009
E-mail: hookk at hermitage.ru<mailto:hookk at hermitage.ru>

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