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An Elasticsearch Plugin for Simple Fuzzy Name Matching

Normalization is crucial to high quality search results — who wants irrelevant variations between queries and documents leading to missed hits (e.g., “celebrity” v. “celebrities”)? Normalizing dictionary words works, but what if your application focuses on names? Whether you’re tackling log analysis, e-commerce, watch list screening or other applications, names are often the key. Can […]

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Elasticsearch and Fuzzy Name Matching Meetup, World Tour

Normalization is crucial to high quality search results — who wants irrelevant variations between queries and documents leading to missed hits (e.g., “celebrity” v. “celebrities”)? Normalizing dictionary words works, but what if your application focuses on names? Whether you’re tackling log analysis, e-commerce, watch list screening or other applications, names are often the key. Can […]

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Fuzzy Name Search and Name Matching Presentations in San Francisco

Names connect data points and are frequently the most important piece of information in a document. But unlike common nouns and verbs, they defy standardization, making them an elusive search target. But you can, in just two days, go from “neophyte” to “well-informed” in the realm of fuzzy name searching and matching. Basis Technology’s VP […]

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Listening to the Customer with Text Analytics

As the old saying goes, “The customer is always right.” But how do we know what customers are saying when they aren’t talking to us directly and there may be millions of them? And how can we decide when something a single customer is saying has implications for the way we do business with all of our customers?

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