The SSA-NAME3 software consists of a Callable Routine, Standard Populations, the Developer’s Workbench, the Population Override Manager, the Edit RuleWizard, and the documentation needed to support these facilities, provided as HTML files, in PDF format and hard-copy.
The Callable Routine contains the proprietary algorithms and processes used for building keys and search strategies and for computing match decisions for a calling application. The Callable Routine is provided as a shareable, re-entrant object, such as a DLL or Shared Library, and also as a server process. It can be invoked through the documented API.
The Standard Populations contain the out-of-the-box Country and Language rules that are applied to the internal algorithms to support different countries, character sets, data types and application needs. The Standard Populations are accessible only through the Callable Routine, or via one of the SSA-NAME3 GUI Clients.
The SSA-NAME3 Developer’s Workbench client is a Java GUI tool that helps a programmer prototype SSA-NAME3 calls. The Workbench is also used for Browser-based Help and Documentation, Generating Sample Program Code, Executing SSA-NAME3 Calls, Testing different SSA-NAME3 parameters and Producing debugging information for Informatica.
The Workbench can be run on any computer that has the correct version of Java installed and that can communicate with the computer where the SSA-NAME3 Callable Routine is situated. If the Workbench is installed on a different computer to the Callable Routine, the Callable Routine will need to be started as the SSA-NAME3 Server process, and the Workbench will communicate with it through TCP/IP. The Workbench can also run on the same computer as the SSA-NAME3 run-time environment.
Population Override Manager
allows a data analyst trained in the syntax of the SSA-NAME3 Edit rules to add or remove Edit rules from the Population set. Using this utility, the analyst can also replace the packaged Frequency tables with ones built from the organization’s own data.
The Population Override Manager can be run on any computer that has the correct version of Java installed and that can communicate with the computer where the SSA-NAME3 Callable Routine is situated. Unlike the Workbench, the Population Override Manager must communicate directly with the SSA-NAME3 Server process, even if the Callable Routine is installed on the same computer. For this reason, it requires that TCP/IP is installed and enabled.
Edit Rule Wizard
allows a business or non-IT user to safely add certain types of Edit rules, typically new nicknames or synonyms, new noise words, or new phrase replacement rules, without requiring involvement from IT or the need to re-build indexes.