In any task that requires screening or matching names — whether it’s watchlist screening for financial compliance, pulling up patient health records by name, or screening passengers against a no-fly list — accuracy is paramount, but elusive. Why? Every day millions of name searches return results that contain up to 90% false hits, which obscure the few true matches — wasting time and labor.
The reason for the low accuracy is that regular search algorithms — such as those in internet search engines — are not made to match and screen for names, which have a completely different set of requirements for achieving accurate matching. Listen in on a short conversation with financial industry veteran Carlos Azeglio and solutions engineer Patrick Deeb, who simply and clearly explain the difference between regular internet search and the very specialized name screening approach needed to accurately detect matching names.