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st: RE: Question: Fuzzy/approximate string matching
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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