[ANSTHRLD] The SCA Armorial And Regular Expressions

William Meriic wmeriic at tx.rr.com
Thu Dec 20 06:18:06 PST 2007

Thank you for your reply.  Unfortunately, I am quite new to these processes.
Would you elaborate on your reference to the "old-fashioned version
of conflict checking for names"?  Also, could you provide a few examples of
name variants that need to be checked that aren't related to spelling?

I would love to know more about these on the slim chance that I may be able
to provide some assistance.  You can create complex grammars using regex
too.  After all, if I can offer advice that saves as much as 5% of one's
time doing name checks, that adds up over the course of the names one has to
deal with through a year.



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Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] The SCA Armorial And Regular Expressions

The short answer is that some regexp searching might be useful, but
others would result in incomplete checks, so the old-fashioned version
of conflict checking for names that dates back to paper O&A copies is
still the best route.  Not being a programmer I don't know what your
search would have found spelling-wise, but there are variants on names
that deal with criteria other than spelling necessary for thorough
conflict checking.

So your article would be a useful tool, definitely.  And I believe you
should pursue it.  As another version of using the Armorial for
conflict checking, an adjunct to the usual methods.

This has been one of my typical 'there is no One True Way' comments. :)

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