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    How to keep titles with different initial articles from being under same heading

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    Description:
    We had 2 reports today of misleading browse display.
    journal title "Economist" displays under "De Economist"
    book title "Renaissance" displays under "The Renaissance".

    Our tab_filing routine 11 follows the recommendation of KB 4035.

    This is very confusing to the patrons. I would like to correct the display on a regular basis by program or SQL if necessary. We know that it can be corrected by the "Correct Display" button of the Browse list in the GUI Search tab. But it is unfeasible. We have far too many heading to do this manually.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to accomplish that?

    Resolution:
    I believe that the problem described in KB 4035 is a lesser, rarer problem and have added a note it to not use that solution, instead, pointing the searcher to this KB....

    The non_filing line was in the "N" section of the tab_filing title-filing routine (usually "11"):
    11 N non_filing

    (The system uses the "N" section to build the Z01-NORMALIZED-TEXT, and then uses the Z01-NORMALIZED-TEXT as input to the "F" section, building of the Z01-FILING-TEXT.)

    As described in KB 16384-4463, the non_filing needs to precede the "compress <apostrophe> "

    The solution is to delete the following two lines from the "N" section of the title filing routine (usually routine "11") and to have them in the "F" section only, with the non_filing first:
    11 F non_filing
    11 F compress '[]

    That way, though "De Economist" and "The Economist" will both be filed under "E", two separate headings will appear -- since they will each have a distinct normalized text.


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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