Sunday, March 27, 2005

One more thing.....

Did I mention I've found yet another string comparator, and, that it looks to be at least as effective as the Jaro-Winkler algorithm. This one uses a 'sliding string' method to compare two the contents of two strings... Very interesting concept!

I'll be implementing the algorithm in both VB.Net and Visual FoxPro in the next day or two and comparing results to the Jaro-Winkler results to see if I can incorporate this as well to improve our ability to increase the count of records we can 'machine match' in an acceptable manner.

Stay tuned if the whole string comparison and POL (Percentage Of Likeness) process appeals to you!

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