Fuzzy Matching Articles

Data Cleansing and Deduplication – What’s the Difference?

Data Cleansing and Deduplication – What’s the Difference?

Data cleansing and deduplication are two separate processes but are intertwined and often performed together. Cleansing removes noise words from your data during the matching part of the iDS process.More »
Fuzzy Data Matching with iugum Data Software

Fuzzy Data Matching with iugum Data Software

You've carefully constructed your match criteria – Clean Perfect or Fuzzy Match types with appropriate sequence numbers for the match fields along with the libraries (Predefined, Synonym or Noise) that you want to use – and then hit the Match button to run the matching process.More »
iugum Data Match Board

iugum Data Match Board

Working in tandem with the Match View and the Match Toolbar, the Match Board displays a summary of the results of the matching process and controls what’s displayed in the Match View pane.More »
Multiple Match Queries

Multiple Match Queries

Sometimes data fields are stored individually but often used together. In the example in our Match Query tutorial, a person’s First Name and Surname are separate fields but we want to match on the complete name. To concatenate these fields into one piece of data to use in the match process, assign them both the same sequence number.More »
Efficient sequential matching with iugum Data Software

Efficient sequential matching with iugum Data Software

The rule-of-thumb here is to do the most exact matches first, the Clean Perfect ones, and then do the Fuzzy Matching. If there's more than one Clean Perfect match, first match on the field that most of the data records have.More »
More on the Usability of iDS - Part 2

More on the Usability of iDS - Part 2

Our last blog article looked at people's different styles of using software and introduced some ways in which iugum Data Software™ presents different usability options. We only got through three different scenarios before we ran out of room. So, in this post, we talk less about the different usability styles and more about hands-on tips for using iDS efficiently.More »
More on the Usability of iDS - Part 1

More on the Usability of iDS - Part 1

Has this ever happened to you? You have to work with a colleague at their computer, and they're in charge of the mouse and keyboard. And your hand is just itching and almost uncontrollably trembling to take over.More »
Making Smart Choices about the Libraries

Making Smart Choices about the Libraries

The increased flexibility in iDS v6 means that you don't always have to run the cleansing and matching power of iDS at full-speed -- you can dial it back a bit by choosing which libraries, if any, to use in the process. But with this new choice comes some responsibility, as you now have to really understand what the libraries are and how they work in order to make smart choices about which ones to use.More »
The Dashboard Panel

The Dashboard Panel

At the hub of the updates for iDS v6 is the new Dashboard panel, found along the bottom of the main screen. Used in conjunction with the Match panel, the options available through the Dashboard panel allow you to customize the flexibility of your data cleansing and data matches to an unprecedented selection of detail.More »
Beyond Perfect Matching with Clean Perfect

Beyond Perfect Matching with Clean Perfect

At its core, Clean Perfect performs an exact match, comparing two data items character by character; if they're exactly the same, then iDS returns a match. However, Clean Perfect does much more than this.More »