Melissa Launches Melissa Developer, Full-Service Portal for Rapid Application Development

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Comprehensive Tools and Resources Fuel Growth and Scalability, Enable Easy Application Integration of Data Cleansing and Enrichments

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – April 25, 2018 – Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced Melissa Developer , a comprehensive portal with ready-to-use APIs (application program interfaces) that support the development community with easy integration of data quality operations and a full spectrum of data enrichments.… Read More

Record Linkage and Fuzzy Matching Part 2

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This blog series will address overall the steps necessary for efficient data/record processing that include a record linkage or fuzzy matching step.  In part 1, we covered the overall approach.

 

Today, we will cover the following steps:

 

1. Categorize

2. Split records

 

They are defined in academia as creating a “Blocking Index.” (We will cover cleansing next; I am jumping ahead, because I like to start with the end in mind, and the end in this case is the fastest possible matching process.)Read More

Record Linkage and Fuzzy Matching Part 1

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This will be the first in a series of posts identifying similar records between two different sources or grouping of records from a single source, based on existing column string of values. We will define an approach, review actual implementations with various tools and vendor’s products.

There are many facets to review. I would like to start by drawing from several articles from experienced practitioners, either from academia or the commercial market.Read More