Microsoft Releases Fuzzy Lookup Add-In for Excel 2010

Microsoft Research Lab’s Fuzzy Lookup Add-In for Excel performs fuzzy matching of textual data in Microsoft Excel.

It can be used to identify fuzzy duplicate rows within a single table or to fuzzy join similar rows between two different tables. The matching is robust to a wide variety of errors including spelling mistakes, abbreviations, synonyms and added/missing data.

Example: A Fuzzy Lookup might detect that the rows “Mr. Andrew Hill”, “Hill, Andrew R.” and “Andy Hill” all refer to the same underlying entity, returning a similarity score along with each match.

While the default configuration works well for a wide variety of textual data, such as product names or customer addresses, the matching may also be customized for specific domains or languages.

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