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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 12, 2019

Japanese Address standardization (UCSFREQADDR) stops dividing the Japanese Kanji characters

To compare the address data written in Japanese with the AXP, we should select the UCSFREQADDR for the Address standardization function. When we derive the data including the Japanese addresses, the Kanji characters in the prov and the city weren't divided, but the ones in the addrline1, the addrline2 and the addrline3 were divided.
 Please note that the Hiragana / Katakana characters are not divided.
Dividing the Kanji characters effects the following scenario,  
1. Similar town name ( only on characters missing )
2. Bad performance.  

We are using the Multi-Attr and the Edit Distance as work around.

In Japan, in general, we can convert the "Address  code" in numeric from the Address strings. 
So we can use the mult-attr and the Equivalent (or Edit Distance) instead of the AXP, but 
There are some address data which cannot be converted into the address code because of invalid address. 
In this case we want to use the AXP with the Address string data.
Needed by Date Dec 16, 2019
  • Admin
    Marcus Boone
    Nov 12, 2019

    Murai-san,

    Thank you for the submission and the detailed explanation of the issue. I will review with the team and update this Idea accordingly.