Name parser and formatter (for politicians, individuals, and organizations)
This is the name parser and standardizer for the datacommons project. It now supports politician, individual and organization names.
Installation is easy:
pip install -e git+http://github.com/sunlightlabs/name-cleaver.git#egg=name-cleaver
Basic usage is the same for each type of name, just import the relevant NameCleaver class from one of:
from name_cleaver import PolicitianNameCleaver smith = PoliticianNameCleaver(‘Smith, Robert J’).parse()
print str(smith) => “Robert J Smith”