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Old 05-01-2009, 01:57 AM   #1
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I have some ebooks named as follows 'hello.i.am.an.ebook.pdf"

How do I write a search expression under the advanced configuration tab that will translate it into a title? Currently there is (?P<title>.+) - (?P<author>[^_]+)

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Old 05-01-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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what parts are title and author in hello.i.am.an.ebook?
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:35 PM   #3
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Well, usually the author is the last two words in the list. But sometimes there isn't even an author...
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Until programs can understand actual language, I don't think there's a way for the search expression to recognize when there is an author, and when there isn't. At the very least, you'd have to divide your ebooks into two sets: one where two last words are author name and surname, and another with no author.
If sometimes author's name comes first, and sometimes surname comes first, I guess that will also have to be divided by hand into two sets - one with name first, one with surname first.
Then, on each set, different search expression would apply. Not sure which exact expressions those would be though.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:35 AM   #5
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I wonder if it would be possible to guess at which is the title, and which is the Author name by doing a dictionary search, based on the assumption that there are more proper nouns in the author name, and the title and author are separated bay a unique character (only one incidence in the title), that isn't a letter or number.

It wouldn't always work, but it would be great for those people who have large and rather random book collections.

Hm... Interesting.
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