This API provides a hashed similarity key from the input data used to match with other similar address data. Use
the generated similarity key, rather than the actual data itself, to
match and/or sort address data by similarity. This avoids the problems of data inconsistency, misspellings, and address element
variations when matching either withing a single dataset, or across datasets. It also provides for broader searching capabilities.
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 two matching algorithms, "wide" and "narrow". The algorithm "narrow" considers a unit number
(suite, apartment, unit, etc.) when generating similarity keys. This ensures individual units are identified separately when comparing generated keys. The "wide" parameter will
not consider the unit numbers, generating matching similarity keys based on the primary address only. Your business case will dictate which algorithm is ideal.
Example of generated similarity keys. The names that show the same similarity key are "similar" records.
Input Parameters: License: Your Interzoid-issued license key
Company: Address from which similarity key will be generated
Algorithm: Which similarity-key-generation master algorithm will be applied ("wide" or
Output Parameters: SimKey: Generated similarity key used for matching and comparing with other data
Sample URL Query:
https://api.interzoid.com/getaddressmatchadvanced?license=fh5hs7*****&address=400 East Broadway St&algorithm=narrow