Name Matching APIs

List of APIs that perform name matching and fuzzy matching.

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Name matching API

About name matching APIs

Improve data accuracy, and get more consistent search results with name matching APIs.

What is a name matching API?

A name matching application programming interface (API) is a Representational State Transfer (REST) web service. The API allows developers to add the functionality of searching and verifying data to their applications.

How does a name matching API work?

An API that matches names uses API similarity keys to authenticate data. Requests to communicate with the service are made using the GET method. Responses are in JSON format.

The API performs exact matches but it also conducts fuzzy matching which means to make approximate matches. For example, “St.” is a variation of the word “Street.” Fuzzy matching will find both data fields.

Who is a name matching API for?

An API to match names is useful for developers that build client applications for businesses in the retail, transportation, and marketing industries.

Businesses that deliver products and services or send mailings to customers and prospects will benefit greatly from APIs that match names.

Why is an API for matching names important?

APIs to match names are significant tools for developers because it provides a coding short-cut for adding a name-matching feature to an application. Additionally, artificial intelligence (AI) technology continually advances, and APIs are typically among the first to utilize improvements.

Businesses benefit from the comprehensive search capability of an API to find similar names. The API offers a seamless way to connect and search multiple databases for both exact and fuzzy matches.

What can you expect from an API for matching names?

Developers can expect to build powerful applications spending the least amount of time coding match-name functionality. With endpoints, that task is easy to complete.

Businesses can expect to reduce the amount of duplicate data and its associated costs. In addition, businesses can look forward to finding more matches due to the fuzzy matching techniques the API utilizes.

Are there examples of free name matching APIs?

Free and freemium APIs for matching names are listed on RapidAPI’s Marketplace. Company Name Match by Interzoid has a free Basic plan on its freemium pricing structure. The API performs fuzzy matching techniques to return results for ultra-specific queries.

Another API is Parsed Name Match. It is also by Interzoid. The API produces a fuzzy matching similarity key for verifying and correcting full names (name parsing). A free Basic plan is available.

Best Name Matching APIs

  1. Company Name Match
  2. Full Name Match
  3. Parsed Name Match
  4. YandexStatic

Name Matching APIs SDKs

All Name Matching APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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