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I've managed to scrape the data from the Cinemetrics website, but as it is user-submitted, some of the data needed cleaning. I've been running the titles through the search function of the OMDb API, however this struggles with certain results.

For example, the film Meghe Dhaka Tara. When searching with this as the query on the OMDb API I get no results. However a quick Google search, or even IMDb search, will find the film with the English title The Cloud-Capped Star.

I was wondering if anybody else has ever run into a similar problem and how they go about working around it?

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  • $\begingroup$ Contact OMBd API (top right). Welcome to the site! $\endgroup$ – Emre Nov 13 '17 at 18:46
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"Meghe Dhaka Tara" is a noun phrase. It makes sense for an API looking for movies to not translate the phrase as that is not its purpose. I suspect, that at most it will have some basic spell checks in place (for instance "did you mean `Megh Dhaka Tara'")

If "The Cloud-Capped Star" is indeed an english dub for the movie, then it suggests that the service provider has not linked movies to its translations.

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