Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 13:57:25 GMT
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Subject: Re: Soundex codes
There is a function named SPELLDIS (If I am not wrong)
that computes distances between strings, I think you can declare
your own weights to define this distance. Maybe this is more useful
than soundex. I have used SPELLDIS to recode typed brand names to the
"correct" ones using also COMPRESS, INDEX and other string functions.
Hope this helps,
In article <email@example.com>,
Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM> wrote:
> There has been has been some discussion of Soundex, and some
> Soundex, over the past year. You might try looking in the archives.
> Development Manager, Technical Group
> METRICS Department, First Health
> West Sacramento, California USA
> >>> Michael Thomas <Michael.Thomas@EQUIFAX.COM> 03/28/2000 7:41 am
> Has anyone used the SOUNDEX function to compare strings of data?
> What I am thinking of doing is using that function to try to find all
> different ways we code a company's name in our different systems....
> company "our" data with external sources.
> I am sure this is not unique to our company and that, hopefully,
> crossed this bridge.
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