Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

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Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

Postby felixblumenfeld » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:35 pm

The box entitled "General Information" at the bottom of each page devoted to a work usually provides the names of the dedicatees. There is also a listing of categories that make it possible to see a given work appear as part of a list (librettist, piece style, etc.). I was wondering whether an additional category for "Works dedicated to [name]" could be added. It would serve as a very valuable research resource for music historians and biographers. Dedications are often data items that one finds only by chance when perusing, and it usually takes several years of research to prepare a list of works dedicated to a given person.

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Re: Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

Postby mindcrows424 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:47 am

Also looking for the answer.

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Re: Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

Postby cypressdome » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:34 am

Here is a solution that has just been implemented. It is an "As Dedicatee" tab on people's category pages. I've searched the wiki and have added all the works dedicated to Henri Marteau so that 21 works are listed under that tab on his category page. To add a work to a dedicatee's category page use the template LinkDed in the following format in the Dedication field on the General Information section: {{LinkDed|Henri|Marteau}}. I hope this proves helpful.

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Re: Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

Postby coulonnus » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:50 am

Thanks, I have begun the job with Emile Prudent, but how can I be sure I found all relevant works? The dedication fields may vary between à Henri Marteau, to Henri Marteau, to his friend Henri Marteau, to H. Marteau etc. I'm not aware of a logical operator meaning word1 near expression2 with Google.

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Re: Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

Postby coulonnus » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:18 pm

coulonnus wrote:Thanks, I have begun the job with Emile Prudent, but how can I be sure I found all relevant works? The dedication fields may vary between à Henri Marteau, to Henri Marteau, to his friend Henri Marteau, to H. Marteau etc. I'm not aware of a logical operator meaning word1 near expression2 with Google.

This works pretty well: search "emile prudent" -"prudent emile" because the dedications have 1st word order and work pages have the second. :-)

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Re: Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

Postby cypressdome » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:37 pm

Try something like this: dedication AROUND(5) Liszt

The result will give you all pages in which both terms appear within 5 words of each other. The number in parentheses can be any value you want.

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Re: Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

Postby coulonnus » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:38 am

cypressdome wrote:Try something like this: dedication AROUND(5) Liszt

Thanks, I learning something! :-)

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Re: Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

Postby pierre.chepelov » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:28 pm

Hi all,

It would be nice to set up a bot that could do the replacement of every "Dedication={{LinkComp|" and "Dedication={{LinkName|" by "Dedication={{LinkDed|"
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Re: Suggestion: Addition of a category for "Works dedicated to [name]"

Postby Eric » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:56 am

No, it wouldn't. Practically any automatic substitution routine will create many too many mistakes.


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