Search Standard for global name matching

Broad Matches

The final part of the Linguistic Search Standard defines the principles for identifying broad name matches. These principles build on those defined in parts one and two for identifying precise matches and close matches.

Principle 11: Other minor spelling mistakes should not prevent a Broad Match from being identified (e.g. Capelli = Capella).

Principle 12: All phonetically similar name parts should match, regardless of the way in which they are spelt (e.g. Leicester = Lester).

Principle 13: All translations of the same name part should match, regardless of their phonetic similarity (e.g. John = Ivan).

Please refer to our white paper on the Linguistic Search Standard for further details of how each principle should be applied, and why.