Our aim at DataTools is to produce data quality software that can read and process data as easily as we do. Computers don’t intuitively do this, so we have developed an advanced Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) specifically tailored to understand the language of addresses. We called it DataTools’ Human Touch™.
With some basic knowledge of Australian addresses, it’s easy to identify the separate pieces that makeup the address, thus giving the address some meaning.
So, you might be saying “this doesn’t look that hard” – and you’d be right, at least for the above example. But true meaning
doesn’t simply come from position or understanding words like AVENUE. True meanings also requires context. See how the
directional words NORTH, SOUTH, and EAST have different meanings in this address.
Whilst your human brain may have been able to split the above example into the correct elements, an address like this can be difficult for software to interpret. Here are just few more real-life examples of how Australian addresses are formatted.
Old Esk North
Old Esk North
Using artificial intelligence, the Human Touch™ algorithms are continually learning addresses and every possible address format. With the inclusion of your usual address interpretation methodologies such as intelligent location awareness; fuzzy logic; phonetics; bordering localities etc – DataTools is able to deliver the most advanced address quality solution available. This means we deliver up to 10% fewer exceptions, with 10% fewer manual verifications for 10% better data.
A single street number eg 17
A two words street name eg MINTO AVENUE
A single word locality eg EPPING
A state eg VIC
And a postcode eg 3076