This table contains the abbreviated names and full names of people, both in unsplit and split forms. People can be parsed out of:
This table contains the following fields:
People are never merged during loading. Automatic People merging can be done via the Merge Identical ISI People algorithm, and merge suggestions (i.e. a merge table) can be generated via the Suggest ISI People Merges algorithm.
The abbreviated name fields in the PERSON table (FAMILY_NAME, FIRST_INITIAL, MIDDLE_INITIAL, and UNSPLIT_NAME) are parsed from the "AU" field. This article describes how the "AU" field is parsed. Note: Even when the "AF" field is supplied, the FAMILY_NAME is parsed out of the "AU" field.
The full name fields in the PERSON table (ADDITIONAL_NAME, FULL_NAME, and PERSONAL_NAME) are parsed from the "AF" field. This article describes how the "AF" field is parsed.
Also see AUTHORS, DOCUMENT, EDITORS, REFERENCE, How Abbreviated Names are Parsed, and How Full Names are Parsed for additional information.