Tag: names

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 […]

Fundamentals of Understanding, Translating and Matching CJK Names

When we talk about cross-lingual name matching between English and Japanese, it’s pretty straightforward, and pretty obvious which name is in English and which in Japanese. This applies to any set of names written in different scripts: Arabic to Cyrillic, Devanagari to Latin, etc. However, differentiating between names written in the same script, such as […]