Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 11:09:05 -0400
Reply-To: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: Re: String check
As stated before, "similiarity" is "fuzzy" and needs more clarification.
I suggest you visit my web site (http://www.sconsig.com) under Tips and
Techniques. Once on the page for Tips and Techniques, I suggest you search
for such strings as "fuzzy", "linkage", "hash", "lookup", "match" and
review each of the tips that has those words.
Also, on that page is a paper I wrote about "fuzzy match/merge" which
hopefully will demonstrate the complexity of matching "like" names.