Angular.js: filter ng-repeat by absence in array

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I need to filter items in ng-repeat so that only the items which not appear in alreadyAddedValues() array will be shown:

<ul class="dropdown-menu">
    <li ng-repeat="v in values() | filter: { ????? } ">{{}}</li>

$scope.values() = function(){

$scope.alreadyAddedValues() = function()
    //returns an array

The search of an already added value should perform by value.shortName

How to solve :

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Method 1

You can, for example, use a custom function to do the filtering:

<li ng-repeat="v in values() | filter:filterAlreadyAdded ">{{}}</li>

On the controller:

$scope.filterAlreadyAdded = function(item) {
    // filter logic here...
    // return false if item already added, true otherwise


Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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