Table 7

Hidden states for name standardisation currently supported by the Febrl package

Hidden State

Description


titl

Title (Mr, Ms, Dr etc) state

baby

State for baby of, son of or daughter of

knwn

State for known as

andor

State for and or or

gname1

First given name state

gname2

Second given name state

ghyph

Given name hyphen state

gopbr

Given name opening bracket or quote state

gclbr

Given name closing bracket or quote state

agname1

First alternative given name state

agname2

Second alternative given name state

coma

State for commas, semi-colons etc

sname1

First surname state

sname2

Second surname state

shyph

Surname hyphen state

sopbr

Surname opening bracket or quote state

sclbr

Surname closing bracket or quote state

asname1

First alternative surname state

asname2

Second alternative surname state

pref1

First name prefix state

pref2

Second name prefix state

rubb

State for residual elements


Churches et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-2-9

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