Google addon article search does not search all author names


#1

I just realized that when searching for the article in the paperpile addon (or whatever it is called, see the picture below of the widget I am using), not all author names are searched, but possibly only those that show up in the abbreviated citation of the articles. Specific example - I was searching for a paper by the last name of the senior author, but could not find that paper, and I guess this is because that name was hidden behind “et al”. If I search for the name of the first author, the article was found. Can developers please comment on this?


#2

We search all authors’ last names so this is most likely a problem with the metadata; occasionally a poor data source will supply us only a couple of authors and an “et al.” in which case we don’t know about the rest of the authors. Could this be the case here?


#3

I don’t know how I would go about checking that. All I know is that if I view the full author list, the name of the last author is present and is correct. It is the same article I was using in the [BUG] Please fix citation import for SPIE Journal of Medical Imaging.


#4

Thank you for letting us know which document you were searching for. Would you mind providing your full search query? (i.e. the author name you searched for).


#5

I’ve just tried again, and I cannot reproduce the problem I had yesterday. Perhaps it resolved itself after I did “Auto-update” of the metadata? Although, as I mentioned in the other post, there are issues with that too.