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Could Better Name Matching Have Prevented the Boston Marathon Bombings?

  • December 18, 201418/12/14

name-matching-whtiepaperWhitepaper – Making the Most of Intelligence: The Importance of Name Matching in Identity Resolution in Government

In the Federal Government, making the right connections among field intelligence, open source media, and watchlist systems often comes down to matching names. The consequences of a missed match or a false match range from minor embarrassment to major tragedy. In our interconnected and multilingual world, traditional search and analysis systems are proving inadequate for matching names in all their variations—particularly names from non-Latin languages such as Arabic, Russian, Chinese, or Persian.

This whitepaper explores how a knowledge and linguistic-based name matching approach more accurately matches names from various languages and cultures, and can even match names written in different scripts. Newer knowledge-based name matching systems understand the structure of names and their likely variations—aliases, nicknames, misspellings, transliteration variations—the same way humans do. Learn about the advantages of  knowledge-based name matching systems, which are being adopted throughout the U.S. government.

Download now - Making the Most of Intelligence: The Importance of Name Matching in Identity Resolution in Government.


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