With the second approach, can it be a space and a single letter, regardless
of case?  In at least one example (k.d. lang), the authorized version is in
lowercase, and there are probably others.

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 2:29 PM, Josh Stompro <stomp...@exchange.larl.org>
wrote:

> Hello, I’m curious what the correct approach is for dealing with multiple
> entries in the browse and facet lists, when the difference is just the
> ending period/full stop.
>
>
>
> For example, Some of the records have
>
> =100 1\$aAdler-Olsen, Jussi,$eauthor.
>
> And some have
>
> =100 1\$aAdler-Olsen, Jussi.
>
>
>
> This results in two facet lines and two browse lines for the same author.
>
>
>
> Is the correct approach to normalize the data?
>
>
>
> Or would an index normalizer be appropriate here, something to remove
> periods when they are not preceded by a space and a single capital letter?
>
> Something like “r/([^ ][^A-Z])(\.)$/$1/”
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
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