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According to this paper: A Comparison of Personal Name Matching: Techniques and Practical Issues

several techniques are possibile in personal names matching, that is the matching of names like ‘Gail Vest and Gayle West, Robert and Bob, or Dave Bourget and David F. Bourget etc.

Those techniques will have different results in terms of accuracy and performances.

In Python there are some solutions implemented like name_tools and in perl as well like Names modules.

I'm searching for a similar implementations in Javascript/Node.js

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If you didn't find one, it probably doesn't exist. But you can always try translating the Python or Perl one into JavaScript.

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