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Happy Birthday, Soundex!

Honoring the 100th anniversary of the first phonetic name matching patent One hundred years ago on April 12, 1918, the patent for Soundex, the first phonetic name matching system, was issued. While Rosette name matching is a hybrid of many methods, phonetics play a key role in laying the groundwork for the powerful and accurate […]

Fuzzy Name Matching Techniques

Methods of name matching and their respective strengths and weaknesses In a structured database, names are often treated the same as metadata for some other field like an email, phone number, or an ID number. But what happens if you only have a name to lookup a record? This happens quite frequently since humans tend […]