whoswho

A simple python library for determining whether two names describe the same person.


Keywords
whoswho, name, match, parser
License
Other
Install
pip install whoswho==0.1.2

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WhosWho

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A simple python library for determining whether two names describe the same person.

Installation

$ pip install whoswho

Requires Python >= 2.6 or >= 3.3 with pip.

Usage

Name Matching

In order to test two names, simply pass them in as strings or unicode.

>>> from whoswho import who
>>> who.match('Liebowitz, R.', u'Mr. Robert Evan Liebowitz')
True
>>> who.match('Robert Liebowitz, Jr.', 'Robert Liebowitz, Sr.')
False

It is possible to adjust the strictness with which names are checked

>>> who.match('R Liebowitz', 'Robert Liebowitz')
True
>>> who.match('R Liebowitz', 'Robert Liebowitz', 'strict')
False

Fuzzy Matching

WhosWho can also produce a ratio based on the percent match of two names.

>>> who.ratio('Robert Leibowitz', 'Robert Liebowitz')
93
>>> who.ratio('E. Robert Lebovich', 'Robert E. Liebowitz')
29

License

MIT licensed. See the bundled LICENSE file for more details.