90Re: [govtrack] Proposed URIs for Congressional Things
- Mar 18, 2005Thanks, Bill, for working on the bioguide scraping. It looks good.
Bill Farrell wrote:
> The only counter to the don't-normalize proposition I can offer isI was thinking more about displaying the field to users down the line.
> that Millender-McDonald is absolutely not the same as
If all you have is the uppercase version, you can't display it in normal
case to a user. The normal cased version has to stick around if you
ever want it displayed.
This goes to the larger issue of normalization. Normalization is
exactly the process of removing information that is extraneous to a
particular task. But, removing information is exactly the opposite of
what we want to do: bring together lots and lots of information.
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