Make hyphenated compound searchable as closed compound
Hyphenated compounds are indexed for search as open compounds in Primo when "remove hyphens" option is enabled.
In German language it is also very common to concatenate them as closed compounds, thus creating a single word without spaces or hyphens. This variant should be indexed for search as well.
"Passagen-Werk" (hyphenated compound)
• at the moment also finds "Passagen Werk" (open compound) when "remove hyphens" option is enabled
• at the moment does not find "Passagenwerk" (closed compound) but should be able to find this!!
Will be done as part of the NERS improvements, but only via a list of terms.
(Info via Primo Working Group Webinar at Igelu 2020)
NERS voting 2nd round open until 31.8.2020
4457 – Fix indexing of words with hyphens (e.g. hand-book, etc.)
Laurence Lockton commented
Very common in English too, e.g. co-operation, ultra-violet, micro-organisms, multi-disciplinary, hand-book, real-time, x-ray. I have no evidence for this, but I guess it's more common that the alternative spellings of hyphenated compounds are closed compounds than open compounds, so it would be more useful if "remove hyphens" did just that, rather than replace with a space. But even better if it did both, so it works for blue-green algae, mothers-in-law, etc.
Annette Seethaler commented
Since quite some long time all possible catalogues ISBNs can be searched with or without hyphens - a relief for all the users. Why go backwards?
Martin Gränicher commented
This could also improve ISBN search in a catalog where a majority of records contain ISBNs without hyphens: As it is now, users pasting hyphenated ISBNs e.g. from Amazon come up empty, even if the work is in the catalog.