Two sailboats on the horizon of the sea.
Two sailboats on the horizon of the sea.
Photo by Stefano Ferretti

Sometimes it can be really hard to tell whether two things are actually one thing. Is ABC Co. the same thing as ABC Company? How about CBR Construction and Construction CBR Inc.? AAD International and Aerial Automated Defense International? Sometimes you just have to make a judgment call. Easy enough, but now try making thousands of judgment calls per day. Sounds like a job for a computer. Where a computer falls short, however, is when you get examples like the AAD one; there’s just enough similarity for a computer to flag as a possible match, but not quite enough similarity…

Garret Cree

Data Engineer, Tall Ship Sailor

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