dedupe is a library that uses machine learning to perform de-duplication and entity resolution quickly on structured data.
If you’re looking for the documentation for the Dedupe.io Web API, you can find that here: https://apidocs.dedupe.io/
dedupe will help you:
remove duplicate entries from a spreadsheet of names and addresses
link a list with customer information to another with order history, even without unique customer id’s
take a database of campaign contributions and figure out which ones were made by the same person, even if the names were entered slightly differently for each record
dedupe takes in human training data and comes up with the best rules for your dataset to quickly and automatically find similar records, even with very large databases.
Mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/open-source-deduplication
IRC channel, #dedupe on irc.freenode.net
Tools built with dedupe
Dedupe.io A full service web service powered by dedupe for de-duplicating and find matches in your messy data. It provides an easy-to-use interface and provides cluster review and automation, as well as advanced record linkage, continuous matching and API integrations. See the product page and the launch blog post.
csvdedupe Command line tool for de-duplicating and linking CSV files. Read about it on Source Knight-Mozilla OpenNews.
machine learning - reads in human labeled data to automatically create optimum weights and blocking rules
runs on a laptop - makes intelligent comparisons so you don’t need a powerful server to run it
built as a library - so it can be integrated in to your applications or import scripts
extensible - supports adding custom data types, string comparators and blocking rules
open source - anyone can use, modify or add to it
pip install dedupe
Errors / Bugs
If something is not behaving intuitively, it is a bug, and should be reported. Report it here
Contributing to dedupe
Check out dedupe repo for how to contribute to the library.
Check out dedupe-examples for how to contribute a useful example of using dedupe.
If you use Dedupe in an academic work, please give this citation:
Gregg, Forest and Derek Eder. 2015. Dedupe. https://github.com/dedupeio/dedupe.