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Company Name Matching Get Company Match Similarity Key API

Company/Organization name data can be inconsistent, making redundant data difficult to track down or match (GE, Gen Electric, G.E., etc.). This API provides a hashed similarity key from the input data used to match with other similar company name data. Use the generated similarity key, rather than the actual data itself, to match and/or sort company name data to identify inconsistently represented company and organization name data. This avoids the problems of data inconsistency, misspellings, and name variations when matching within a single dataset or across multiple data sources.

Heuristics, phonetics, specific knowledge bases, categorization hierarchies, contextual machine learning, and other various algorithms are used as the basis of our similarity key generation.

You can choose from multiple matching algorithms, "wide", "medium", and "narrow". "Wide" will find a greater number of matches, but may also find similarly-spelled false positives. "Narrow" will result in tighter matching requirements, but then may miss a few matches. Your business case will dictate which algorithm is ideal.

Learn more about Interzoid Data Matching.

Example of generated similarity keys. The names that show the same similarity key are "similar" records.
Company Input Value Similarity Key Returned From API
B of A k2HDzRo6pObj5PkfW5sskHTHESF7AQ
Bank of America k2HDzRo6pObj5PkfW5sskHTHESF7AQ
Thompson Inc. lfu9lPojomFZXCDz9uatu1_z-6svBA1
GE O1PJ_fmAE14bHNOaPoc_GzaXFBHdFhuM6
Gen. electric O1PJ_fmAE14bHNOaPoc_GzaXFBHdFhuM6
Kellogs Rf6RCPXSmrZOp8FKRSjQuRvfzO3ef
THOMPSON COMPANY lfu9lPojomFZXCDz9uatu1_z-6svBA1
tompsen incorporated lfu9lPojomFZXCDz9uatu1_z-6svBA1
Company Name Match Reports: Use this API via a Web application to easily generate match reports via the browser while connected to a Cloud data platform or a database platform.

Service API Endpoint:

Calling Structure:[licensekey]&company=[companyname]&algorithm=[wide,medium, or narrow]

Optional Specification Examples:
OpenAPI Specification 3.1 JSON
OpenAPI Specification 3.1 YAML

Input Parameters:
License: Your Interzoid-issued license key
Company: Company name from which similarity key will be generated
Algorithm: Which similarity-key-generation master algorithm will be applied ("wide", "medium", or "narrow")

Output Parameters:
SimKey: Generated similarity key used for matching and comparing with other data

Sample URL Query:*****&company=ibm&algorithm=wide
Sample JSON Output:
You can also set a header value for your API License Key (*recommended for production environments):
Curl Example:
curl --header "x-api-key: fh5hs7*****" ""

SDKs and Sample Code Showing Usage:
Python Package
Go Package
Other Client Code Examples on Github

See this API in action with our Cloud Data Connect Web application, which uses the API to match entire datasets and database tables. You can run sample datasets without using any API credits.

To automate calls to this API against a targeted data source with a single command, see documentation here.

Sample Matches Found Using Similarity Keys:

International Business Machines
i.b.m. corp

Uhaul Trailers

Costco Stores

McKeson Corp
The Mckesson company

Florida St
Florida State University

Well's Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo

Nationwide Insurance
Nation Wide Ins.


Forever 21 Inc.

Biogen Pharma
The Biogen Corp

apple computer
apple comp
Apple International
apple inc
apple inc.
Apple Stores
Apple Corp
Apple USA

Seven Eleven Stores
Seven 11 Inc.

Hilten Hotels
Hillton Resorts Inc.

Arctic Flooring Inc
Artic Floors

USX Corp
United Steel

Plain Dealer
Cleveland Plain Dealer
cleve Plain Dealer
Cleaveland Plane Dealer

Glaxo Smith Klein
GSK Pharmaceuticals

San Deigo Chemical
SD Chem
San Diego Chemical Corp

10k investments
Ten K Investment

Jackson Wines
Jaxon Winery Inc.

5 Penn Plaza Inc.
Five Pennsylvania Plaza

Cranston Inc.
The Cransten Corp
Cranstin Company

Hilton Hotels
Hillton Resorts Inc.

Perez Telecommunications Inc
peres telcom

Mary's Cookies
Marys Cookie Shop

High Top Brewing
Hightop Breweries

The Johnson Rehab Center
Johnsen Rehabilitation

JP Morgan
JP Morgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase

Midland Loan Services
Mid-land Savings & Loan
Midland Banking Svcs

Equity Real Estate Investments
$Equity Realtors

National Basketball Association
National Basketball Assoc. (NBA)

Saint Francis Mem (main)
St. Francis Memorial Hospital

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