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Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a…School? Adventures in Fuzzy Matching!

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a…School? Adventures in Fuzzy Matching!

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very Fuzzy, Was he? — Extremely Relevant Children’s Rhyme Let’s talk about fuzzy matching. Fuzzy matching links two or more non-identical character strings together. Ideally, when linking data sets together, there would be a unique variable that identifies each row (or rows) in each data set. We do not, however, live in an ideal world. Often times when getting data from sources or systems that are not…

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