Find possible matches to a string with fuzzy logic

jerlang@usa.net
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 00:05:44 +0200 (MET DST)

What if you have the string:
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Peter Cetera

and search for possible matches among these strings:
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Peter Cetera
Mike Tyson
Peter Keterra
Bob Hund

What algorithm/method is appropriate for this kind of problem?
Can the problem be solved by standard methods?
Perhaps there is already software to do something similar?
/Masse

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