Please take a little time to read through my question and hopefully to give
I have a technical question about Z39.50 and SRW/U.
The question is specifically about how you handle the search requested by
I am from Japan and we have several styles of character(kanji, hiragana,
katakana) in Japanese language
as you might have known. Therefore when we use Z39.50 or whatever to build
a search system,
it comes to a critical issue that a book could be stored with a title
consisted of different styles of character in
each Z39.50 database. Once it happened, the search system reads the title
of the same book from each database,
and recognize them as different books because their titles don't match.
I assume that the same problem could arise in English as well.
The search system has to handle the capital letters, lower case letters,
space, /, -, commas, periods, so on so forth,
and a title of a book could be represented in different way. (Title
metadata could be slightly different depending on the database, right?)
The thing is that a search system with ability to recognize a same books as
a same book even though the
titles don't perfectly match, is ideal system because it can output exactly
one result per a book.
So how does your system handle this problem?
I apologize that I wrote more than enough amount, but if you could have
some time to
answer my question, that will be greatly appreciated.