Comparing anonymized data

Systems, methods and computer program products for the comparison of anonymized data entries are described. In one embodiment the present invention is a computer-implemented method for comparing anonymized data entries, including separately processing data entries in a query list and a search database by: normalizing, generating variants, scoring, and anonyminizing. The expanded and anonymized data entries in the query list and the search database are then compared to find an exact match. In another embodiment, the present invention is a system for comparing anonymized data entries, having a list expansion module, an anonymizer module, and a matching module.

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Patent #: 8190626 Issue Date: May 29, 2012