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Neon Scribe

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Certain collaborations get formatted strangely by Jaikoz when they come from Discogs. For example, in this album

http://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Blue-Note-Years-Boogie-Blues-Bop-1939-1955/release/1458647

we see track 1-8, "Blues For Clarinets" by Jimmy Hamilton and The Duke's Men. In Discogs the artist is displayed as "Jimmy Hamilton And Duke's Men, The", where "Jimmy Hamilton" and "Duke's Men, The" are two separate artists joined by "And". Jaikoz takes this and turns it into "The Jimmy Hamilton And Duke's Men", which is clearly not right.

I'm also seeing cases where a set of artists collaborating on a song or album are separated by space-comma-space, rather than just comma-space which would be more standard. I don't know why this happens in Discogs, but it seems to get carried over into Jaikoz. Space-slash-space makes some sense and does occur sometimes, but slash without spaces might also be acceptable. I was just wondering if Jaikoz can or should do something to automatically reformat these cases.
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Neon Scribe wrote:
Certain collaborations get formatted strangely by Jaikoz when they come from Discogs. For example, in this album

http://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Blue-Note-Years-Boogie-Blues-Bop-1939-1955/release/1458647

we see track 1-8, "Blues For Clarinets" by Jimmy Hamilton and The Duke's Men. In Discogs the artist is displayed as "Jimmy Hamilton And Duke's Men, The", where "Jimmy Hamilton" and "Duke's Men, The" are two separate artists joined by "And". Jaikoz takes this and turns it into "The Jimmy Hamilton And Duke's Men", which is clearly not right.
 

The problem is that Discogs uses a sort artist as the artist for groups (i.e Wedding Present, The instead of The Wedding Present) but we don't want this used as the Artist so we try to work it out but sometimes get it wrong. However I could improve this by trying to find the same artist in MusicBrainz, and if get a match using that:note this will work when the artist is in in Musicbrainz even though the release is not. http://jthink.net:8081/browse/JAIKOZ-812

Neon Scribe wrote:

I'm also seeing cases where a set of artists collaborating on a song or album are separated by space-comma-space, rather than just comma-space which would be more standard. I don't know why this happens in Discogs, but it seems to get carried over into Jaikoz. Space-slash-space makes some sense and does occur sometimes, but slash without spaces might also be acceptable. I was just wondering if Jaikoz can or should do something to automatically reformat these cases. 

Jaikoz doesn't try to do anything in this case, I'll have to look into it to see if makes sense to do this as aprt of Disocgs matching and/or Local Correct.
http://jthink.net:8081/browse/JAIKOZ-813

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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