Introduction to SSA-NAME3 User Guide

Introduction to SSA-NAME3 User Guide

Types of Data Supported by SSA-NAME3

Types of Data Supported by SSA-NAME3

SSA-NAME3 supports applications that search databases using the following types of data:
Data type
Description
person names
Formatted or unformatted, with or without titles and other noise, including nicknames and names with multiple entities, in any language.
organization names
Standardized or unstandardized, with or without legal endings and other noise, including abbreviations and names with multiple entities, in any language.
addresses
Formatted or unformatted, standardized or in a raw form, typically using that part of an address up to but not including the locality information.
product names
Including embedded codes, sizes and part numbers.
titles
From files, books, songs, etc.
descriptions
In free text of up to 255 characters in length, including local jargon and abbreviations.
SSA-NAME3 supports applications that need to match data using one or more of the following data types:
Data type
Description
names, addresses and descriptions
Despite the error and variation and including multiple occurrences of such data fields.
identification codes
ID numbers, Social Security Numbers, Account codes, Driver’s license numbers, etc., taking into account transpositions and missing digits.
dates
Which can be matched, despite errors, as equivalent, or within range or age parameters.
attributes
Phone numbers, gender, eye color, regions, etc.
SSA-NAME3 supports applications that need to match data for the following business "purposes" and more:
Data type
Description
same Name
Person or Organization names
same Address
Formatted or Unformatted Addresses
same Individual
Name, ID number or date of birth, and other optional identification
same Resident
Name and address or telephone number. . .
same Household
Family name and address. . .
same Family
Family name and address or telephone number. . .
same Wide_Household
Address and family name or telephone number. . .
same Contact
Name, organization, address, telephone. . .
same Wide_Contact
Name, organization. . .
same Division
Organization name, address. . .
same Corporate_Entity
Organization name. . .
For a full list and description of the available purposes for each population, use the Workbench, select the appropriate population, then access the Population Documentation through the Help menu.
SSA-NAME3 also supports applications that need to filter records, prior to matching, based on the setting of a record flag or list of flags.
SSA-NAME3 supports search strategies on any database or access method so that:
  • physical database access can be optimized
  • logical database access can be simplified
  • maximum quality possible can be obtained
  • quality and performance can be balanced to the application needs