Verify Names For Better Data Quality

DOTS Name Validation 2

DOTS Name Validation 2SM by Service Objects is a real-time web service API that validates and parses names.

This web service parses names into individual data fields, fixes the order of names, and returns the gender associated with the first name. Extensive tests are performed against Service Objects proprietary database of over one million names for highly accurate results. Possible fraudulent names are flagged and an overall score is returned so that companies can review the integrity of the data before it is entered into their systems.

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Integrate any of our easy-to-program contact verification APIs directly into your systems for real-time cleansing, appending and fraud protection.


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  • Name Validation API Features
    • Validates and parses names in real-time
    • Database contains more than 80,000 first names and 450,000 last names
    • Provides first name origin
    • Identifies possible nicknames and related names
    • Detects garbage name inputs
    • Detects dictionary words and phrases such as White House
    • Supports REST, SOAP, GET and POST requests over HTTP/S outputting in XML or JSON formats
    • Parses compounded names such as "Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Susan Wilson III"
    • Identifies bogus and celebrity names such as Mickey Mouse or Homer Simpson
    • Flags vulgar words
    • Provides certainty score for every result
    • Response time as fast as 0.5 seconds
    • Real-time API or batch service available
  • Benefits of Real-Time Name Verification

    Our contact verification API is a real-time name validation tool that parses contact information entered into a field, splits a full name into its parts (i.e., suffix, first name, middle initial, and last name), and determines if the name is valid or bogus. For example, with name verification, you can instantly weed out legitimate contacts from bogus ones such as Mickey Mouse, Lady Gaga, and Homer Simpson. This name verification tool compares entries to a

    massive database contain millions of individual and actual name pairs. Name verification is commonly used to identify fraudulent names at the point-of-entry and to customize sales and marketing campaigns with personal salutations. Organizations also use name verification to determine gender and reduce waste associated with bogus names. Make sure that your contact records contain correct names by using DOTS Name Validation 2 to verify accuracy.

Pricing plans start at $289/month
and include our exclusive Customer Success Program (with annual contracts) featuring:
  • 24/7 Critical Emergency Support
  • Programming consultation with Integration Engineer
  • Early access to product releases and version updates
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