Validation, Standardization, and Correction: Tool or Process?

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By David Loshin

There are all sorts of tools associated with
address standardization, cleansing, and validation. As an example, the USPS
has a certification program for software vendors, referred to as CASS
(Coding Accuracy Support System)™ certification. According to their
website,

CASS enables the Postal Service™ to evaluate the accuracy of address matching software programs in the following areas:

(1) five-digit coding
(2) ZIP + 4/ delivery point (DP) coding
(3) carrier route coding
(4) DPV®
(5) DSF2®
(6) LACSLink®
(7) eLOT®
(8) RDI™ products

CASS allows vendors/mailers the opportunity to test their address-matching software packages and, after achieving a certain percentage of compliance, to be certified by the Postal Service.

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Achieving “Proactivity?”

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By David Loshin

Standardizing the approaches and methods used for reviewing data errors, performing root cause analysis, and designing and applying corrective or remedial measures all help ratchet an organization’s data quality maturity up a notch or two. This is particularly effective when fixing the processes that allow data errors to be introduced in the first place totally eliminates the errors altogether.
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Record Linkage and Data Enhancement

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By David Loshin

In my last two posts we looked at the distribution of information about entities and the use of record linkage to find corresponding data records in different data sets that can be linked together. Record linkage can be used for a number of processes that we bundle under the concept of “data enhancement,” which we’ll use to describe any methods for

improving the value and usefulness of information.… Read More