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Different author, same last name / surname, natbib

Postby jyc23 » Sat May 21, 2011 6:27 pm

Hi everyone,

I think my question has been asked before, but without a definitive answer. Basically, I have a bunch of references by Korean authors, who tend to share the same last names. Now, it seems natbib treats multiple references with the same year and same author last name, like the two below:
  author={Chung, Joo Yoon},
  title={blah blah blah}
  author={Chung, Kyung-sook},
  title={bluh bluh bluh}

... as being by the same author, because using \citet to cite the two references in the code below get output inline as Chung (2010a) and Chung (2010b). So I end up having passages like, "Chung(2010a) criticizes Chung(2010b) blah blah", which, yeah ... What I would like is something like "J. Chung (2010) criticizes K.-s. Chung (2010) ...".

Easy solutions? Are there any? If not, harder ones?

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Postby buster » Tue May 31, 2011 5:55 pm

if you make your own custom reference style you get the option to include initials.
just learning how to use this myself so no idea if it's possible to add an option within the package, sorry.

edit: and whilst it shows the initials, it still treats them separately, so you will see Chung, A. 2007a followed by Chung, X. 2007b which also doesn't seem right to me.

edit2: when you make the custom file you can choose the option to respect first names and treat as different authors which i selected!
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Postby buster » Tue May 31, 2011 6:03 pm

also, do you get the hyphen in the bibliography treated as first name? When I use the hyphen with full first names it treats the second part as part of the surname.

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Postby buster » Tue May 31, 2011 6:14 pm

looking through it again, i can't see a way to affect how it's represented when citing the authors, even in the custom file.
so in the text it will only show the surname, but in the bibliography you can change how it is viewed. that's all i can manage.

and now it seems i wasn't able to help at all. sorry.

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