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Fuzzy Name Matching Techniques

When a name is all that is available for verification, it is important to use name matching software that uses a hybrid of multiple methods to address the maximum number of name variations. These methods could include the common key method, list method, edit distance method, statistical similarity method, and word embedding method. Each method has its own set of strengths and weaknesses, such as ease or difficulty of maintenance and implementation, so the hybrid approach helps fill in the strengths and weaknesses, where appropriate.

 

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