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Fuzzy String Matching in Python

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FuzzyWuzzy

Fuzzy string matching like a boss.

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Requirements

  • Python 2.4 or higher
  • difflib
  • python-Levenshtein (optional, provides a 4-10x speedup in String Matching)

Installation

With pip

pip install fuzzywuzzy

With git

git clone git://github.com/seatgeek/fuzzywuzzy.git fuzzywuzzy
cd fuzzywuzzy
python setup.py install

Manual

  1. Download: http://github.com/seatgeek/fuzzywuzzy/zipball/master
  2. Unzip the resulting file
  3. Run python setup.py install in the resulting folder

Usage

>>> from fuzzywuzzy import fuzz
>>> from fuzzywuzzy import process

Simple Ratio

>>> fuzz.ratio("this is a test", "this is a test!")
    96

Partial Ratio

>>> fuzz.partial_ratio("this is a test", "this is a test!")
    100

Token Sort Ratio

>>> fuzz.ratio("fuzzy wuzzy was a bear", "wuzzy fuzzy was a bear")
    90
>>> fuzz.token_sort_ratio("fuzzy wuzzy was a bear", "wuzzy fuzzy was a bear")
    100

Token Set Ratio

>>> fuzz.token_sort_ratio("fuzzy was a bear", "fuzzy fuzzy was a bear")
    84
>>> fuzz.token_set_ratio("fuzzy was a bear", "fuzzy fuzzy was a bear")
    100

Process

>>> choices = ["Atlanta Falcons", "New York Jets", "New York Giants", "Dallas Cowboys"]
>>> process.extract("new york jets", choices, limit=2)
    [('New York Jets', 100), ('New York Giants', 78)]
>>> process.extractOne("cowboys", choices)
    ("Dallas Cowboys", 90)

License

Copyright © 2014 SeatGeek, Inc.

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 “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
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