||An identifying field is created to hold a s. v.
when the comparison of the values in the corresponding identifying fields in two records appears
to result in partial agreement; the easiest s. v. to create
represents a full aggreement as when "Nancy" is equivalent to its standard "Ann"; [cf. RLG Chapter 2, §1, ¶4 &
RLG Chapter 5, §3, ¶6]; multiple standards may occur
as in an older English culture when "Nancy" could also represent "Agnes"; in the newer culture "Nancy" is
a name in its own right. |