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Identify Bogus Name Data Before it Becomes a Problem

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Identifies vulgar, celebrity, dictionary-derived words and more
Validates against millions of known worldwide names
Parses complex and compound names into critical parts

First impressions are important; start with getting your customer’s name right. With DOTS Name Validation 2, our web service parses names into individual data fields, fixes the order of names, and returns the gender associated with the first name.

Name Validation performs extensive tests against our proprietary database of millions of national and international names for highly accurate results and can also detect business names, allowing you to sort and separate business contacts from personal ones. Our service flags possible fraudulent names by providing individual scores for vulgarity, celebrity, bogus, garbage and dictionary, as well as an overall Name Score, so you can review the integrity of the data before it is entered into your marketing and sales platforms. The service will also return first and last name origins and related names.

Sub-Second Response Times
Real-Time
Sub-second response times
Accurate
Accurate
Maintain Clean and Accurate Data
Bank-grade data security
Secure
Bank-grade security
API available for mailing address validation
API
Enterprise-grade API

How Name Validation Works

Please provide a name below and see how our service corrects and appends name information.

Input
CHOOSE FROM OUR SAMPLE NAMES
OR ENTER A NAME OF YOUR OWN
* required field
Request URL

https://trial.serviceobjects.com/NV2/api.svc/NameInfo/Michael%20J%20Wilson/[YourKey]?format=json

https://trial.serviceobjects.com/NV2/api.svc/NameInfoV2?Name=Mike+Wilson&LicenseKey=[YourKey]

Real-Time API Responses

See below for the full response from our Name Validation service.

Service Result CORRECTED       APPENDED

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Name InMike Wilson
Name ClassificationPerson
Prefix
First NameMike
Middle Name
Last NameWilson
Suffix
First Name FoundTrue
Is Common First NameTrue
First Name OriginHebrew
First Name SimilarMike, Myke, Mik, Maike, Meike, Mieke
Last Name FoundTrue
Is Common Last NameTrue
Last Name OriginCeltic
Last Name SimilarWilson, Willson, Walson, Woolson, Welson, Wilsen, Wolson, Wulsin, Wilsson, Wiilson, Walsen, Welsen, Wilsin, Wilzen, Wylson, Wilhsson, Willsone, Wilsan
GenderMale
First Name Alt
Middle Name Alt
Last Name Alt
First Name Alt FoundFalse
Last Name Alt FoundFalse
Gender AltUnknown
Related NamesMichael, Micheal, Miguel, Mike
Is Corrected NameFalse
Is Business NameFalse
Business Name
Vulgarity Score0
Celebrity Score0
Bogus Score0
Garbage Score0
First Name Dictionary Score0
Middle Name Dictionary Score0
Last Name Dictionary Score1
Overall Name Score5
Is Name GoodTrue
Status Codes
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Features and Benefits

24/7/365
Customer Support
99.999%
Uptime Guarantee
Dedicated
Support Engineers
  • Database contains more than 1.4 million first names and 2.75 million last names
  • Business name detection can classify an input name as either a person, business or unknown
  • Performs ‘similar name’ matching to identify potential duplicates on first and last name
  • Identifies possible nicknames and related names
  • Parses compound names such as "Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Susan Wilson II”
  • Provides first and last name origin
  • Detects garbage name inputs
  • Detects dictionary words and phrases such as 'White House'
  • Identifies bogus and celebrity names such as 'I.P. Freely' or 'Homer Simpson'
  • Flags vulgar words
  • Provides certainty score for every result
  • Response time as fast as 150 milliseconds
  • Real-time API or batch service available

Additional Resources

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For Developers

Our services are built API-first with a focus on data quality and ease of integration.
We support REST, SOAP, GET and POST requests over HTTP/S outputting in XML and JSON formats.

Our API web services are compatible with all major programming languages and we have over 200 pieces of sample code (both snippets and full solutions) available to help with your integration.

Programming languages - Php, Java, C#, .net, ASP, Ruby on Rails, Python, Cold Fusion, Apex

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Four Ways to Use Name Validation

Real-Time API Integration

Integrate our easy-to-program data quality APIs directly into your systems for real-time data validation, appending and data hygiene.

Cloud Connector

We have cloud connectors and web hooks for most major CRMs, eCommerce solutions, and marketing and sales platforms like Marketo and Salesforce.

List Processing

For lists under 5,000, try our PC-based data cleansing application, DataTumbler. For larger lists, you can securely upload your list and let us take care of the rest.

Quick Lookups

Our access-from-anywhere service is the perfect way to perform a few quick lookups and see how the service works with your data.

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