Re: Find possible matches to a string with fuzzy logic

Anthony Cowden (cowden@sonalysts.com)
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 00:51:16 +0200 (MET DST)

jerlang@usa.net wrote:
>
> What if you have the string:
> ----------------------------
> Peter Cetera
>
> and search for possible matches among these strings:
> ----------------------------------------------------
> 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

There has been research in this area, and certainly the interest in this
functionality is immense. But I think that people often overlook the
numeric processing limitations of traditional search/query functions,
which we HAVE addressed (see URL below).

But to answer your question, if I can find my references to this
research, I will post them...

Tony

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