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From "Nilesh Bansal" <nileshban...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Lucene for name matching
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2007 22:44:20 GMT
On 4/5/07, moraleslos <moraleslos@hotmail.com> wrote:
> something specific as this, or are there better algorithms and/or software
> out there that does name matching.  Thanks in advance!
Approximate string matching is an active research field. There are
many systems that implement different algorithms to do such
computation efficiently. The one I know of is SPIDER (not open source,
academic project)
http://queens.db.toronto.edu/project/spider/
Look at the web demo that searches strings approximately (there are
7-8 algorithms implemented that you can choose from):
http://queens.db.toronto.edu/project/spider/webdemo/

-Nilesh

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