Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 21:49:09 GMT
Reply-To: "Timothy W. Victor" <tvictor@DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU>
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From: "Timothy W. Victor" <tvictor@DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU>
Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Subject: Re: Actively seeking algorithm to compare the "likeness" of two
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Computational geneticists use some things called edit distances to do
what your interested in. Bill Winkler at the Census Bureau has written
about the statistical properties of them and has incorporated them into
his work in record linkage.
Susie Li wrote:
> I do a fair amount of string comparisons, mainly between pairs of
> I'd like to know if there is efficient SAS codes out there that would
> me identify if there is a distinct difference between the two addresses
> (rather than some cosmetic difference like: 300 N Shore St vs
> N. Shore Street). I'm tired of exact matches.
> I think it may involve categorical clustering. But I'm not sure.
> Susie Li
> Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc.
> 90 Park Ave
> New York, NY 10016
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