A וֶרֶד By Any Other Name: Matching Names in Hebrew and Other Languages

Recognizing that “rose” and “rose” are the same word is easy, but determining if “Rose Horowitz” and “Rose Hurwicz” are the same, is harder. Names vary in many ways, encode cultural information and contain titles and other components. When matching across languages, issues of dialects, transliteration differences and regional variations come into play. In this technical webinar, we will take Hebrew names as an example to explore why name matching is complex, traditional methods of name matching, and how AI and machine learning is a game changing leap forward.