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Matching Algorithm options

  • 1.  Matching Algorithm options

    Posted 12-20-2019 04:23 PM
    Hello all. Happy holidays.

    When we return from break in the new year we are diving headfirst into a re-write of our custom review/matching program with our Information Services team. Right now our matching algorithm is based on a weighted Jaro-Winkler option. It absolutely works, but since we are doing such a deep dive into this program, we wanted to look at other options and consider if there is something that works better.

    If anyone else who uses a custom matching algorithm to match flat files to their database would be willing to discuss some of what they are using, I'd love to chat with you about options.

    Thank you in Advance.
    Courtney

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    Courtney Britton
    Director of Records and Data Management
    LSU Foundation
    cbritton@lsufoundation.org
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