Normalizing Author Names

Filtering results based on document metadata is a key feature of any search service. The Author field is one of the most used filters in our corpus, but our repositories don’t have a standard format for storing this information. We developed a solution that sets the Author field to the determined official name at index time so that the filters follow a standard format to make searching easier for users.

Our efforts with normalizing author information can spark ideas on doing something similar with other data types.

Michelle Gregorio, Applications Administrator Staff, Aerospace
Matthew Vu, Web Applications Developer Specialist, Aerospace

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