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What does the Transform Service do?

It standardises data to a consistent notation. Data inputs by type (business, name or address) are transformed using a comprehensive set of over 10,000 commonly used abbreviation and elaboration rules.

Examples are illustrated below:

Item Abbreviate Elaborate
Address related Road to Rd Avenue to Ave Rd to Road
Business related Limited to Ltd Company to Co Ltd. to Limited
Country information United Kingdom to UK NewZealand to NZ UK to United Kingdom
Date related January to Jan Monday to Mon Mon to Monday, Jan to January
Job titles Manager to Mgr Colonel to Col Mgr to Manager
Number related Twenty to 20 and Nine to 9 121 to One Hundred and Twenty One
Qualifications Bachelor of Science to BSc. Esquire to Esq. BSc. to Bachelor of Science
Salutations Doctor to Dr. Mister to Mr Dr to Doctor
Geographic names Michigan to MI, Hampshire to Hants Hants to Hampshire, MI to Michigan
Weights Ounces to Oz Oz to Ounces
Custom data Object to Obj Obj to Object
Forenames Robert, Bobby, Bob to Rob, Bill, Billy, Will, Willy to William

You also have the ability to derive gender information from a personal name.

Examples are illustrated below:

Item Personal Name Gender
Personal Name Martin Male
Personal Name Martine Female
Personal Name David Male
Personal Name Davina Female
What does the Generate Service do?

It can generate patterns, phonetic keys and random numbers. A phonetic key transforms any data input based upon language-dependent phonetic rules to create an output match key (called a Phonetic Match Key). This can then be used to match like-sounding data inputs.

What does the Compare Service do?

It provides flexible similarity algorithms for the comparison of two inputs, deriving a percentage accuracy score of the match. It can compare values such as dates, geo-codes and email.

What does the Authenticate Service do?

It provides a number of methods to validate data such as telephone numbers, email addresses and URLs.

What does the Format Service do?

It provides functions to manipulate data such as email address, telephone number and URLs into a standard common form.

What does the Derive Service do?

You can derive data from another entity such as gender from a personメs name and age from a date of birth.

What does the Classify Service do?

You can classify any piece of data against our categorised backend data, for example St would be classified as Street.

What does the Parse Service do?

It allows you to parse data from such things as email address, telephone number and URLs.

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