Match things based on string similarity (using the Pair Distance algorithm) and regular expressions.
>> d = LooseTightDictionary.new %w(seamus andy ben) => [...] >> puts d.find 'Shamus Heaney' => 'seamus'
Try running the included example file:
$ ruby examples/first_name_matching.rb Left side (input) ==================== Mr. Seamus Sr. Andy Master BenT Right side (output) ==================== seamus andy ben Results ==================== Left record (input) Right record (output) Prefix used (if any) Score Mr. Seamus seamus NULL 0.666666666666667 Sr. Andy andy NULL 0.5 Master BenT ben NULL 0.2
Similarity matching will only get you so far.
TODO: regex usage
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
Fork the project.
Make your feature addition or bug fix.
Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
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