IBM DB2 Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager applies business intelligence to name processing to reduce risk and fight fraud

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-228
September 13, 2005

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
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At a glance

DB2 Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager transforms the automated name recognition capabilities of the DB2 Entity Analytic Identify Resolution and Relationship Resolution products by using a detailed understanding of the cultural and linguistic properties of names to effectively match them.

  • Automatically identifies the cultural classification of a personal name
  • Uses nicknames, titles, and marriage markers to make name matches

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Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

DB2® Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager applies business intelligence to the automated name processing capabilities of the IBM DB2 Entity Analytic Identity Resolution and Relationship Resolution products to provide multicultural name recognition software solutions for your mission-critical applications. It does this by applying business rules specific to a name's culture.

This capability will have many applications and is especially suited for customers focused on operational risk, antifraud, and anti-money laundering as well as for government agencies focused on homeland security.

DB2 Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager uses a cross section of function of two Language Analysis Systems products — the NameClassifier and the NameHunter.

NameClassifier function offers a break-through approach to automated name recognition by applying the principle that once you know the culture of a name, you can apply many business rules associated with that culture. "Lou Smith," for example, would be processed differently than "Lou In Sung."

NameHunter function applies a detailed understanding of the cultural and linguistic properties associated with names to provide effective name-matching. You supply NameHunter with a list of names and unique record IDs, and NameHunter provides automated support for character variations, such as Smith versus Simth (typo), and support for cultural variations, such as nicknames (Betty for Elizabeth).
 
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Key prerequisites

DB2 Entity Analytic Solutions

  • Platforms: Win32, Linux™, Solaris, AIX, and OS/390® MVS™
  • APIs: ANSI C++

 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 16, 2005 (electronic software delivery).
  • October 14, 2005 (media and documentation).

 
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Description

Entity Analytic Solutions uses a cross section of functionality of two OEM products from Language Analysis Systems, specifically their name classification and name hunting capabilities. Both of these capabilities are bundled under a single API (customers do not have the option to pick one or the other). Hence when they buy the IBM OEM product, they are getting functions of both, specifically optimized for an Entity Analytic Solutions deployment.

Name Classification — Fast and automatic cultural classification

Name Classification functionality offers a break-through approach to automated name recognition. This approach is founded upon the principle that once you know the culture of a name, you can apply many business rules associated with that culture. "Lou Smith" for example, would be processed differently than "Lou In Sung."

Name Classification is an important step in this process. It is a software tool for automatically identifying the cultural classification of a personal name.

Benefits:

  • Adds intelligence to automated name processing by automatically identifying the cultural classification of a personal name.
  • Increases precision for name processing by delivering cultural classification as a range of scores for automated processing.
  • Provides fast, easy integration via ANSI standard C++ API calls. Also can be used as a command-line utility.

Capabilities:

  • Cross-cultural support is offered in one product, supporting: Anglo/European, Arabic, Chinese, Hispanic, French, German, Indian, Korean, Pakistani, Russian/Slavic, Thai, Japanese, Western African cultures, and more.
  • A single name part can be classified, or the entire name.
  • Scoring for each supported culture allows for fine-grained control of selectivity, and flexible integration with existing or new enterprise applications.
  • Extensible design allows for new culture-types to be added in future releases.

Name Hunter

Name Hunter functionality is included in the API. Name Hunter offers a break-through approach to automated name recognition. This approach is founded upon the principle that effective name-matching must be based on a detailed understanding of the cultural and linguistic properties associated with names.

Name Hunter is a name-searching engine that provides ranked search results, based on linguistic and cultural variation patterns. You supply Name Hunter with a list of names and unique record IDs. Name Hunter provides automated support for Level 1 and Level 2 variations in names. These include:

Level One: Character Variation    Level Two: Cultural Variation
 
Typos: SMITHSIMTH,               Titles: Dr., Rev, Haj, Sri.,
 JOHNSONJPHNSON                   Col.,
Noise: THOMPSONTH9MP2ON          Suffixes: -aldin, -oglu,
                                   -skii/-skaya,
Concatenations:                   Prefixes: Fitz, O', De La,
 ANDREWSANDREWSJR                 Abdul,
Truncation/Initials:              Qualifiers: Jr., fils, neto,
 IVANOVIVANOVSKY, PATRICKP       sobrinho, Ph.D.,
                                   Infixes: de, vde.,
                                   Nicknames: Johnny, Betty,
                                   Alyosha, Paco,
                                   Cultural Variants:
                                   Imhemed/Mohamed/Mohd

When configured with the Name Classifier, selection of the appropriate cultural and linguistic variation-patterns by Name Hunter can be fully automated, or this choice can be left for the end user.

Benefits:

  • Adds intelligence to automated name processing by applying business rules specific to the name's culture
  • Increases accuracy and selectivity by examining each possible name, rather than using a key-based approach
  • Increases usefulness of search results by delivering matched names in ranked order with a confidence score for automated processing
  • Reduces false positives by intelligently processing the cultural variations found in names
  • Fast, easy integration via ANSI standard C++ API calls, or as an XML-based IP server process

Capabilities:

  • Offers broad cross-cultural support in one product, supporting: Anglo/European, Arabic, Chinese, Hispanic, French, German, Indian, Korean, Pakistani, Russian/Slavic, Thai, Japanese, Western African cultures, and more
  • Provides fine-grained control over search and match processing via API access to all adjustable parameters
  • Provides full in-box support for Level I and Level II name variations, including nicknames, titles, marriage markers, and more across multiple cultures

Technical information:

  • IP-Server version: XML over TCP-IP sockets. Full XML Document Type Description (DTD) for the supported message set is available upon request.
  • Name comparisons are performed in-memory.
  • Names to be matched can be supplied individually (for pair-wise comparisons) or as a searchable list, sourced from a CSV-format ASCII text file or an Oracle database. ODBC/ADO access is also supported in Windows™ 32-bit environments.

 
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Product positioning

DB2 Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager is an enhancement product that adds intelligence to the automated name processing capabilities of the DB2 Entity Analytic Identity Resolution and Relationship Resolution products' preprocessing and normalization processes. It does this by applying business rules specific to the name's culture.
 
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 205-228 , dated September 13, 2005.

Trademarks

 
MVS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2 and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

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The PNS site is available in English and Canadian French.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

DB2® Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager is only available with DB2 Entity Analytic Solutions Identity Resolution and Relationship Resolution.

One of the following systems and configuration is required:

Sun SunFire 420R

  • 4 CPUs
  • 2 GB RAM

Sun SunFire V240

  • 2 CPUs
  • 2 GB RAM

IBM eServer xSeries® 345

  • 2 CPUs
  • 2 GB RAM

Software requirements

  • Solaris 8
  • Solaris 9
  • Red Hat Linux™ AS 3.0
  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 Server

User group requirements addressed: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies the requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Planning information

Packaging

Media: DB2 Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager V3.9

Security, auditability, and control

DB2 Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

                                         Charge unit
Program name             PID number      description
 
DB2 Entity Analytic      5724-L71        Value Units

Charge metrics definitions

Use-based charges

Value Units of Data Source Records

Data Source Record (DSR)

DSR charge metric is a discrete association to the specific identity of a person, place, or thing that has a set of data elements (relative information) entered into the program from a data source (DS). The relative information of a DSR can be modified as long as it is modified from the original DS that created it.

Value Units

DSRs are sold in blocks or bundles called "Value Units."

Passport Advantage program licenses

DB2 Entity Analytic

                                                       Part
Part description                                       number
 
DB2 EA Sol Name Mgr Value Unit(s)                      D556SLL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
DB2 EA Sol Name Mgr Value Unit(s)                      E01UBLL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
DB2 EA Sol Name Mgr Value Unit(s)                      D556TLL
 SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
 
Passport Advantage supply
 
DB2 EA Sol Name Mgr V3.9.0                             BB0NSNA
 Media Pack English U.S. AIX 5L(TM), V5,
 Other, Linux for x86Series
 Intel(TM)-based servers CD-ROM
 Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard
 V3.9.0

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

DB2 EA Sol Name Mgr V3.9.0

Entitled maintenance   Media packs                   Part
offerings description  description                   number
 
DB2 Entity Analytic    DB2 EA Sol Name Mgr           BB0NSNA
 Solutions Name         English U.S. AIX 5L, V5,
 Manager Value Unit     Other, Linux for x86Series
                        Intel-based servers CD-ROM
                        Digital Disk — ISO
                        9660 Standard

 
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Terms and conditions

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License information form number

                         Program
Program name             number         Form number
 
DB2 Entity  Analytic     5724-L71       L-JGDS-6BFMN4
Analytic

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes

IBM Operational Support Services — Support line: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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Prices

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