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RE: st: Re: Finding "near"-matches
Without leaving Stata,
is positive so long as -myvar- contains "Ford" anywhere.
However, it may well be that that's not your way in
> The topic gets more and more interesting. I often need to match
> 'fuzzily' the names from two databases that have very minor
> differences. here are some examples:
> Ford Co.
> Ford Corporation
> Ford Inc. (just an example)
> XYZ Tech
> XYZ Technology Inc.
> Can you recommend some programs to generate a list of 'fuzzy' or
> 'near' matches for a name (one or more than one alphanumeric
> characters)? Even if a program provides the three possible matches for
> the name 'Ford', that's still better than hand-checking.
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