May 26, 2018
Smart matching for human names
You have two databases of person records that need to be synchronized or matched up, but they use different keys–maybe one uses SSN and the other uses employee id. The only fields you have to match on are first and last name.
That’s what this module is for.
Just feed the first and last names to the name_eq function, and it returns undef for no possible match, and a percentage of certainty rank otherwise.
Seamus Venasse firstname.lastname@example.org