IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition V4.2 is designed to deliver enhanced business name searches, faster time to value, and enhanced personal name analysis and searching capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-276
September 14, 2010

ENUS210-276.PDF ENUS210-276.PDF

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IBM® InfoSphere™ Global Name Recognition technology can be used to develop applications that spot fraud and other threats. Version 4.2 provides:

  • Expanded script transliteration rulesets for:
    • Hangul (Korean)
    • Kana: both Hiragana and Katakana (Japanese)
    • Kanji (Japanese)
    • Enhancements to the Arabic ruleset
  • Improvements of the handling and parsing of multi-token Asian names (such as Chinese) and the enhanced script support for Hangul, Kana, and Kanji broaden the reach of Global Name Recognition (GNR) in Asia Pacific countries.
  • Introduction of a new user interface for investigating individual names. The information provided is similar to what was formerly provided in the IBM InfoSphere Global Name Reference Encyclopedia.
  • Refactored Name Data Object to enhance both precision and performance.
  • Enhanced support for multi-token names and acronyms for business names, which improves the business name support in GNR by allowing recognition of longer business names and common business name strings.

The improved parsing and handling of multi-token Asian names as well as the enhanced script support for Hangul, Kana, and Kanji broaden GNR's reach in Asia Pacific countries.

Multi-token name and acronym support improve the business name support in GNR by allowing recognition of longer business names and common business name strings.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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InfoSphere Global Name Recognition delivers an innovative suite of name-analysis and name-matching technologies designed to address the specific needs and demands of managing, searching, scoring, and matching multicultural name data sets. It consists of comprehensive analytic and scoring capabilities for personal names and now business names.

While most traditional name-recognition software is designed to manage and score data assets in westernized, romanized cultures, InfoSphere Global Name Recognition was designed using a unique knowledge base of multicultural names. This knowledge base consists of the global linguistic knowledge and expertise gained from 25 years of linguistic research and the analysis of nearly a billion names from across the world.

Working from this knowledge base, InfoSphere Global Name Recognition delivers a suite of tools designed to meet the unique demands of managing data sets from cultures as diverse as Anglo/European, Arabic, Chinese, Hispanic, French, German, Indian, Korean, Pakistani, Russian/Slavic, Thai, Japanese, West African, and more.

InfoSphere Global Name Recognition leverages name data from around the world and builds culture-specific methods to deliver excellent management, parsing, and scoring results. Global Name Management is a state-of-the-art technology that helps users search, analyze, and manage multicultural names to screen potential threats, perform background checks, and handle other mission-critical name data functions across multiple geographies and cultures.

IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition (GNR) V4.2 delivers major enhancements for East Asian names, business name searching, and improving the accuracy of personal name analysis and searching results.

  • GNR has made significant improvements to its East Asian name support by:
    • Adding native script support for:
      • Hangul (Korean)
      • Kana: both Hiragana and Katakana (Japanese)
      • Kanji (Japanese)
    • Improving the analysis and parsing of East Asian names
    Note: The additional native script support supplements the native script support already provided for Latin I, Arabic, Cyrillic, and Greek.
  • For business names, GNR has enhanced support for names containing multi-token terms and for acronyms. This support enables
    • The recognition of multi-token terms that indicate a single concept or business category (for example, "tractor trailer" in "Joe's Tractor Trailer Sales")
    • Acronym support for business name aliases, or shortened forms of business names
    • Multi-token support extended to titles and other qualifier terms and name variants in both business and personal names
  • To improve the quality of search results:
    • GNR has refreshed its knowledge base of names
    • Culture-specific regularization rules for Afghan, Farsi, Indonesian, and Japanese have been added, and existing rules have been improved
    • Parsing algorithms have been expanded and improved
  • Packaging simplification
    • The number of products under IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition program have been reduced.
    • As in the past, IBM InfoSphere Global Name Manager (GNM) includes all the capabilities provided by IBM InfoSphere Global Name Analysis (GNA) and IBM InfoSphere Global Name Scoring.
    • With GNR V4.2, GNM has added a web-based feature that allows users to query and analyze names. This capability has previously been provided through IBM Global Name Reference Encyclopedia (GNRE).
    • Going forward, GNA, GNS, and GNRE will be withdrawn from marketing, though support for existing customers will continue. Refer to Software Announcement 209-117, dated April 07, 2009 for further details.

InfoSphere GNR consists of a set of name-recognition and name-matching technologies that are designed to solve the complex problem of searching and managing personal and organization name data in a multicultural, error-prone world. The technologies can be used to develop applications that spot fraud and other threats. The software takes into account alternative spellings, cultural nuances, and other linguistic issues in an attempt to return the most relevant information for a search query. This can save the user the time and expense of evaluating a long list of imprecise matches.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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September 14, 2010, electronic availability

October 8, 2010, media availability



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Description
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InfoSphere Global Name Recognition leverages name data from around the world and builds culture-specific methods to deliver management, parsing, and scoring results. Global Name Recognition is a technology that helps users search, analyze, and manage multicultural names to screen potential threats, perform background checks, and handle other mission-critical name data functions across multiple geographies and cultures.

Client benefits are:

  • 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


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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 209-117, dated April 07, 2009.



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Program number
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Program
number     VRM       Program name

5724-Q20   4.2.0     IBM InfoSphere Global Name
                     Recognition


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Education support
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Education support

To better understand how to develop applications using the Global Name Recognition technology, training on how GNR handles names and product features is available.

For more information Global Name Recognition training offerings, contact:

  • kempw@us.ibm.com


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements are specific to each product deployment and are generally proportional to:

  • Total number of names to be processed
  • Number of name-recognition transactions to be processed per unit of time
Software requirements

IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management

Platforms

  • Windows® 2003 Server on x86 (32 bit)
  • Windows 2003 Server on AMD Opteron and Intel® Xeon® (64 bit)
  • Windows 2008 Server on AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon (64 bit)
  • Sun Solaris 10 on UltraSparc III and UltraSparc IV (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux® ES 4 on x86 (32 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 and 5 on Opteron and Intel Xeon (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11 on Opteron and Intel Xeon (64 bit)
  • IBM AIX® V5.3L and V6.1 on IBM POWER5™ and POWER6™ (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for System z® (64 bit)

Database requirements

The products require no database management software.

Compiler requirements

The products support C++ API-level access using the following compilers:

  • Windows 2003 Server (32 bit and 64 bit); Microsoft® Visual Studio 2003 and 2005
  • Windows 2008 Server (64 bit); Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2005 or 2008
  • Sun Solaris 10 (64 bit); Sun Studio 11 and 12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (64 bit); Free Software Foundation gcc v4.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11 (64 bit); Free Software Foundation gcc v4.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for System z (64 bit); Free Software Foundation gcc v4.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 (32 bit and 64 bit): Free Software Foundation gcc v3.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ES (64 bit): Free Software Foundation gcc v4.1
  • IBM AIX 5.3L and 6.1L; IBM xlC++ V9 and V10

The products support IBM Java V1.6 and SOAP Web Services API-level access on all supported operating systems.

Planning

Performance and throughput for the Global Name Recognition products are generally proportional to three key factors:

  • Number of CPUs available
  • Clock speed of the CPU used
  • RAM resources

Applications involving primarily analytics functions will generally require somewhat fewer CPU cycles and RAM, while applications involving scoring will require greater resources in number of CPUs, CPU cycles, and RAM.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

The packaging for IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition V4.2 has been simplified in the following ways:

  • The number of products under IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition program has been reduced.
    • Going forward, IBM InfoSphere Global Name Analysis, IBM InfoSphere Global Name Scoring, and IBM Global Name Reference Encyclopedia will be withdrawn from marketing, though support for existing customers will continue. Refer to Software Announcement 209-117, dated April 07, 2009 for further details.
    • Only IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management will be available as a product under the IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition program.
  • As in the past, IBM InfoSphere Global Name Manager includes all the capabilities provided by IBM InfoSphere Global Name Analysis and IBM InfoSphere Global Name Scoring.
  • With GNR V4.2, GNM has added a web-based feature that allows users to query and analyze names. This capability has previously been provided through IBM Global Name Reference Encyclopedia.

Security, auditability, and control

The IBM Global Name Recognition technologies use 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.

Software Services

Services from IBM InfoSphere Professional Services complement the IBM Information Server platform. You can leverage the extensive technical skills and comprehensive methodologies based on years of accumulated knowledge and experience, gained through hundreds of successful implementations. The IBM InfoSphere Professional Services team offers a wide range of services-related packages that are designed to help you achieve success in the design, implementation, and rollout of your information integration projects.

To learn more about IBM InfoSphere Professional Services or contact a services representative, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/ips/services/professional.html

We also extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit

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Product information

                                                     Product
Licensed function title             Product group    category
 
IBM InfoSphere Global Name          IBM Database 2™  DB2® Data
Management                                           Entity
                                      PID         Charge unit
Program name                          number      description
 
IBM InfoSphere Global Name            5724-Q20    Per Resource
 Recognition                                      Value Unit for
                                                  Linux on System
                                                  z
IBM InfoSphere Global Name            5724-Q20    Per Resource
 Recognition                                      Value Unit

Charge metrics definitions

Resource Value Units apply when resources other than processors are the unit of measure. The following table shows the relationship between servers and Resource Value Units.

Usage level -                                      Resource value
cumulative       Minimum          Maximum          units per
cumulative       servers          server           server
 
1                1                1                200
2                2                2                118
3                3                6                63
4                7                60               44
5                61               N/A              8

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management
IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management Resource VU        E0542LL
 Annual SW S&S Renewal
IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management Resource VU Lic +  D04J2LL
 SW S&S 12 Month
IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management Resource VU SW     D04J3LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Month

Passport Advantage Trade up licenses

IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition

                                                        Part
Precursor product           Trade up product            number
 
IBM InfoSphere Global Name
 Management
IBM Global Name Analytics   Inf Glbl Nm Mgt Lnxz RVU    D04J9LL
                             fr Inf Glbl Nm Anlc Lnxz
                             RVU Trdup Lic+SW S&S 12Mo
IBM Global Name Analytics   Info Glbl Name Mgt RVU fr   D04J5LL
                             Info Glbl Name Analytcs
                             RVU Trdup Lic+SW S&S12 Mo
IBM Global Name Scoring     Info Glbl Name Mgt RVU fr   D04J4LL
                             Info Glbl Name Scrng RVU
                             Trdup Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Global Name Scoring     Info Glbl Nm Mgt Lnxz RVU   D04J8LL
                             fr Info Glbl Nm Scrg Lnxz
                             RVU TrdupLic+SW S&S12Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number

IBM Global Name Management V4.2.0
IBM Global Name Management V4.2 Multiplatform            BB15AML
 Multilingual Media Pack

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.

IBM Global Name Management V4.2.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM InfoSphere Global Name  IBM InfoSphere Global Name  BB15AML
 Management Resource Value   Management V4.2
 Unit                        Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM InfoSphere Global Name  IBM InfoSphere Global Name  BB15AML
 Management for Linux on     Management V4.2
 System z Resc Value Unit    Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform product for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement

Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management
IBM InfoSphere Global Name Mngmnt for Linux on Sys z     D04J7LL
 RVU SW S&S Reinst 12Mo
IBM InfoSphere Global Name Mngmnt for Linux on Sys z     E0543LL
 RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM InfoSphere Global Name Mngmnt for Linux on Sys z     D04J6LL
 RVU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo


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This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number
                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number                                          
 
IBM InfoSphere Global Name Recognition    5724-Q20   L-MGEE-86RUXB

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Product name

IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management       No
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