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EkaterinaLevitskaya
Last seen: 01/13/2023 - 17:07
Joined: 06/02/2022 - 10:31
Inventor ids in the previous release - what does the number after the last name mean

In the previous release, there are inventor ids like these, with the same last name but a different number:

  • fl:da_ln: sasaki-2
  • fl:da_ln: sasaki-1

 

The middle name for these specific inventor ids is the same: Darryl Y. Sasaki

Is this the same person with two different inventor ids or are these two different people, with the same middle name, according to the disambiguation? In other words, what does the number after the last name in the inventor id mean?

There are a couple of instances when inventor ids have the same last name but a different number, but looking at the names, the middle names are the same for those cases

Thank you very much in advance

 

PVTeam
Role: moderator
Last seen: 01/23/2023 - 12:16
Joined: 10/17/2017 - 10:47
Hello, your interpretation…

Hello, your interpretation of these numbers is correct. The algorithm assigned those two inventors as being different from one another. This means that other information pertaining to this inventor was different enough that the algorithm considered them to be two different people. The algorithm does however make mistakes. We have earmarked this record to review and correct in a future data update. 

Thank you for helping us to improve the algorithm and clean the data for future updates. 

Best,

PVTeam

EkaterinaLevitskaya
Last seen: 01/13/2023 - 17:07
Joined: 06/02/2022 - 10:31
Thank you very much for the…

Thank you very much for the information, with much appreciation