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Date:         Thu, 10 Jul 2008 12:55:29 GMT
Reply-To:     nikhil <u44757@UWE.UGA.EDU>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         nikhil <u44757@UWE.UGA.EDU>
Subject:      detecting variants of a company's name
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I have a dataset containing the names of some companies. eg ,

Name x


IBM corp 1 international business machines 1 Microsoft 2 Mocrosft corp 2 Micro soft 2 yahoo 3 yahoo! 3 YAHOO 3

I have to use SAS and prepare a list of unique company names. The solution has to have a way to detect variations in the names, including spelling mistakes. I need to finally have a list of unique names.

The output expected is something like,

Name x

IBM 3 Microsoft 6 Yahoo 9

Please, tell me how could I do it using SAS.

Waiting for a kind answer.

Thanks and regards

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