InfoSphere Quality Stage – XII (Address Verification Interface)

High-quality address data is a critical part of doing business. Organizations that do business in multiple countries or need a way to maintain the quality of address data across different postal standards and languages. IBM® InfoSphere® QualityStage® Address Verification Interface includes a stage (AVI) that provides processes that can organize, verify, and transform address data for over 240 countries or regions from around the world. The Address Verification stage can be used to process address data in one of the following ways:

AVI_Functionality

Parse
Identifies address elements. You parse address data in preparation to standardize the format of the address.

Validation
Checks each address element for accuracy against postal validation reference files and then changes, improves, or completes each address element, if necessary and possible. You validate address data to ensure that each address conforms to postal standards and to assess the deliverability of each address.

Transliteration
Transliteration is available with both the validation and parse processes. Transliteration is the process of representing text from one script in another script. Transliteration is not translation. You use transliteration to take records that are in multiple scripts and represent the records in a common script. You can then work on the records as one group. An example of transliteration is converting addresses in Hebrew or Chinese script to Latin script. Transliterated address data is useful because it can produce addresses in a native script or produce a common representation of different scripts. A common representation enables a wider audience to understand, work with, and standardize data.

The support for Transliteration exists currently for the following countries.

AVI_TransliterationIndian Addresses can also be transliterated using CDAC or ICU4J. More information on this could be found in this developer works article.

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