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st: RE: Question: Fuzzy/approximate string matching

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: Question: Fuzzy/approximate string matching
Date   Sun, 8 Feb 2004 22:26:09 -0000

The closest thing that springs to mind in Stata 
terms is Michael Blasnik's work on soundex. 

> I am interested in merging two data files based 
> on a string
> field that contains organization names. Unfortunately, the 
> names are not
> listed equivalently in both databases (e.g. "The Miller 
> Corporation" in one vs. "Miller Corp." in the other).
> Is there a fuzzy/approximate string matching function that 
> would recognize
> these two names as the same company that I could use to 
> facilitate this merge? 

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