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What is Cross-Language Name Matching?

Cross-Language Name Matching, which refers to matching names written in different writing systems, can be useful in processing at a border security checkpoint, where most of the IT systems used will be restricted to Latin characters. It is also important for entity record management for multi-national companies and in performing Know Your Customer (KYC) matching of names for compliance purposes. Cross-Language Name Matching can be challenging, though, because one language may not have a sound that another one does, languages differ in what kind of syllables they permit, some alphabetic languages do not write out the vowels and sometimes there are multiple possible transliterations for a foreign name.


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