Re: Matching string in Mathematica
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- Subject: [mg83543] Re: Matching string in Mathematica
- From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
- Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 04:57:04 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Mark, it is hard to advice without more specific info. But note that Mathematica can do RegularExpressions what is a pretty poerfull tool. You may use it either in the standard form as RegularExpression[...] or in the string pattern form. hope this helps, Daniel Coleman, Mark wrote: > Greetings > > I've got a large-sized file with a list of names (a couple of million > records). I'd like to organize this data by individual name, so that I > can perform a variety of statistical analyses for any given name a user > may input. The problem, naturally, is that these names were drawn from a > database where the name field was free-form text. Thus the same > underlying name can have many different permutations of spelling, > punctuation, abbreviation, etc. > > Given the powerful string processing features, it seems Mathematica v6 might be > a good choice for cleaning up this data. I'm wondering if anyone on > MathGroup has used successfully used Mathematica in this context? > > Thanks, > > -Mark > > > > Mark S. Coleman > Manager, Claims Analytics > > Personal Market Claims > Liberty Mutual > 175 Berkeley Street, Mail Stop 02J > Boston, MA 02116 > > Mark.Coleman at libertymutual.com > (617) 654-4572 SDN: 8-654-4572 > NOTICE: The information contained in this electronic mail transmission > is intended by Liberty Mutual for the use of the named individual or > entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is > privileged or otherwise confidential. If you have received this > electronic mail transmission in error, please delete it from your system > without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by > reply e-mail or by telephone (collect), so that the sender's address > records can be corrected.