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- Only consonants will be compared. Vowels will be removed. ‘Y’ is defined as a vowel in this algorithm.
- This algorithm removes vowels from the string and compares two strings based on their consonants.
- Returns a match if two strings’ consonants match exactly.
Example Matchcode Component
STRING1 STRING2 RESULT Ron Doe Ron Doe67 Match Lynda Dylan Unique Tim Tom Match Brian Ian Unique
|More Matches||Greater Accuracy|
- Hybrid Deduper, where a single incoming record can quickly be evaluated independently against each record in an existing large master database.
- Databases created via real-time data entry where audio likeness errors are introduced.
- Databases of US and English language origin.
Not Recommended For
- Database where disemvoweling was used to reduce storage space (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disemvoweling).
Do Not Use With
- UTF-8 data. This algorithm was ported to MatchUp with the assumption that a character equals one byte, and therefore results may not be accurate if the data contains multi-byte characters.