This is the name parser and standardizer for the datacommons project. It now supports politician, individual and organization names.
Installation is easy:
pip install 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 PoliticianNameCleaver smith = PoliticianNameCleaver('Smith, Robert J').parse() smith.first => "Robert" smith.middle => "J." smith.last => "Smith" print str(smith) => "Robert J. Smith"
Usage as above can usually be expected to return a Name object, but is not guaranteed to not throw an exception if NameCleaver is given unexpected input or otherwise can't figure out what to do with a name. You can look for and handle Name Cleaver's
UnparseableNameException class. If you don't want to deal with handling exceptions, NameCleaver has a safe mode:
smith = PoliticianNameCleaver('Smith, Robert J').parse(safe=True)
In safe mode, if NameCleaver encounters an exception or doesn't come up with a fully-formed name, it will return the original input string.