IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management V6.0 delivers latest name search technology and enhanced personal name analysis and searchingIBM United States Software Announcement 216-481
December 6, 2016
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|At a glance|
IBM® InfoSphere® Global Name Management helps manage, search, analyze, and compare multicultural name data sets by leveraging culture-specific name data and linguistic rules. Version 6.0 offers the following features and benefits:
Adds additional culture support and enhanced organization name support
Expands supported native scripts for transliteration
Improves short names and gender classifications
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The InfoSphere Global Name Management product is "leapfrog" technology that enables users to manage, search, analyze, and compare multicultural name data sets by leveraging culture-specific name data and linguistic rules.
InfoSphere Global Name Management:
- Leverages a unique linguistic-based approach that is based on over 20 years of research to address the needs of managing personal and business names from all over the world
- Conducts knowledge-based name matching that considers every name, which greatly reduces false negatives and false positives
- Performs name matching against lists and other data sources and provides likely variations
- Scores and ranks results by leveraging linguistic-based search capabilities that consider similarity of pronunciation to identify matches as well as cultural variations
- Identifies and classifies the cultural heritage, country of association, gender, and parsing of a name, allowing for actionable business decisions
- Handles transliteration from Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hangul (Korean), and Kana (Japanese), which includes both Hiragana and Katakana
What is new in version 6?
- Version 6.0 supports new standard cultures: Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish.
- It extends native script support to handle personal names written in extended Latin (Hispanic, Polish, Portuguese) and Devanagari (Indian), and organization names written in Cyrillic (Russian), Hangul (Korean), Kanji (Japanese), Hanzi (Chinese), and Devanagari (Indian).
- Version 6.0 extends organization name searching support for additional cultures: Chinese, Hispanic, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
- It improves the handling of short name comparisons to properly identify misspellings ("Fred" vs. "Ferd") while avoiding matches on truly different names ("Bill" vs. "Jill").
- It also improves genderization to work with the entire compendium of InfoSphere Global Name Management name data and to provide culture-specific gender information ("Juan" is a male name in most of the world, but a female name in China).
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|Planned availability date|
December 6, 2016
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The InfoSphere Global Name Management product is an innovative suite of name analysis and name scoring technologies that are designed to address the specific needs and demands of managing, searching, scoring, and matching multicultural name data sets. Unlike most traditional name analysis software, which is built for name data assets in western cultures using the Roman alphabet, the InfoSphere Global Name Management product is tailored to meet the unique demands of managing data sets from cultures as diverse as Anglo/European, Arabic, Chinese, Hispanic, French, German, Indian, Korean, Pakistani, Russian/Slavic, Thai, Japanese, Western African cultures, and more.
The product draws on a unique knowledge base of global linguistic data that is built from nearly a billion names gathered from around the world, and expertise developed over more than 30 years of linguistic research and analysis of these names. Working from this knowledge base, the InfoSphere Global Name Management product leverages culture-specific name data statistics to produce fact-based name analysis, which then support search/match and scoring techniques designed for the cultures of the names being processed.
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InfoSphere Global Name Management is an industry-leading toolkit that gives you access to linguistic-based algorithms for processing multicultural individual and business names. It enhances applications with linguistic and cultural awareness, enabling the applications to handle data in a globally diverse landscape.
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|Program number||VRM||Program name|
|5724-Q20||6.0.0||IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management|
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Documentation for IBM Global Name Management can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.
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Product group: IBM Analytics Platform Services
Product: IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management (5724-Q20)
Product Category: Global Name Management
Ordering information remains unchanged from the previous announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 213-197, dated May 28, 2013.
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|IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management||5724-Q20||Resource Value Unit (RVU)|
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|IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management||L-JTYY-ACBR4C|
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