I have the following two analogous references

  author = {Martí, R. and Laguna, M. and Glover, F. and Campos, V.},
  journal = {European Journal},
  number = 2,
  pages = {450-459},
  title = {yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy},
  volume = 135,
  year = 2001
  author = {Lim, A. and Lin, J. and Rodrigues, B. and Xiao, F.},
  journal = {Journal},
  number = 2,
  pages = {180-188},
  title = {xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx},
  volume = 6,
  year = {2006}

When I make an in-text-citation, I get a different output style for them:

(Martí et al. 2001)
(Lim; J. Lin; B. Rodrigues, et al. 2006)

I'd like to get the same citation style as produced with reference ref1.

I'm using biblatex package with some parameters


The following are additional configurations of the template I'm using


Another reference of another work of "Lim, A." is

    author="Lim, A. and Lin, J. and Xiao, F.",
    journal="Applied Intelligence",

marked as duplicate by moewe biblatex Jun 19 '17 at 16:21

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    I get 'Martí et al. 2001' and 'Lim et al. 2006' as I would expect. Please prepare a full MWE/MWEB. We need to see a full working example to see what is going on. Also check the .log and .blg files for warnings and errors. It would also be nice if you could show a screenshot of the output you get. – moewe Jun 19 '17 at 14:57
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    Please consider my question in your analysis of the issue. It is a (configurable) feature of biblatex to disambiguate entries. So if you have two or more references by "Lim, A." (in 2006?) it is possibly the reason why more names are given. – gusbrs Jun 19 '17 at 15:50
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    gusbrs' guess is the best we can do with what you have given us. If you have several Lins and Rodrigues' you get initials. If you have more citations with Lim you might get to see more names than just 'Lim' alone. You need to check out the uniquename and uniquelist options. – moewe Jun 19 '17 at 15:55
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    It less a problem than a feature. biblatex does this in order to assure you won't get ambiguous citations. But, of course, you might not want this behavior (even knowing why it happens). To change it, moewe's links and comments are the way to go. – gusbrs Jun 19 '17 at 16:05

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