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Date:   Wed, 6 Jun 2007 12:05:30 -0600
Reply-To:   Eugenio Grant <eugenio.grant@ipsos-ca.com>
Sender:   "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Eugenio Grant <eugenio.grant@ipsos-ca.com>
Subject:   Finding Duplicate Names
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Hi:

I have a BIG database (45.000) records. It has a variable called "name" that has the name of the company. I'm trying to do 2 things with it.

1. Identify (not eliminate) duplicate names.

2. Identify similar names, meaning not the same but a similar. For example Time Warner Inc, and Time Warner might be the same.

Any ideas.

Regards,


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