Address Quality Index

The Address Quality Index (AQI) is used to indicate the quality of an address, e.g., Excellent quality, Good quality, Average quality, Poor quality, and Bad quality. Any record that is able to be parsed will have an AQI.

Two factors decide the address quality, post-processed verification match level and Matchscore.

AQI  Address Quality Explanation Verification level Matchscore 
A Excellent Verifiable to at least Premise level without changes >=4 100
B Good Verifiable to at least Thoroughfare level with minor changes >=3 >=95
C Average Verifiable to at least Locality level with moderate changes >=2 >=90
D Poor Only verifiable to at least Locality level with more than moderate changes >=2 >=80
E Bad else else

 

Excellent Quality ‘A’ examples

999 Baker Way, San Mateo, CA, 94404, US

The address is verified to the Premise level without changes. The post-processed verification match level is 4, and the Matchscore is 100, the Address Quality Index is A.

80 Rama 2 Rd , Bangkok, 10150, Thailand

 

Good Quality ‘B’ examples

Rua Jose Iziboro Bizetto 158, Curitiba, 81200-240, Brazil

The address is verified to the Premise level with small change. The post-processed verification match level is 4, the Matchscore is 96, and an AQI “B” is returned.

 

Average Quality ‘C’ examples

Church Hill Ave, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 7001, AU

The address is good but incomplete, and an AQI “C” is expected.

 

Poor Quality ‘D’ examples

Hong Kong Blvd 108, HongKong, HK

The address is verified to the Thoroughfare level but with large changes (Matchscore 81), so an AQI “D” is returned.

 

Bad Quality ‘E’ examples

2010 Rutter St, Irving, TX, 75015, US

The address can only be verified with large changes to the Thoroughfare and Postal Code. Matchscore is 73, and the Address Quality Index is E.

 

Output field
To get the Address Quality Index in the output, the field “AQI” needs to be specified.

For example,
C++ sample code
cout << res->getField(0, "AQI") << endl;

Java sample code
System.out.println("AQI: "+ res.getField(0,"AQI"));

lqtbatch
lqtbatch -of "Address|AVC|AQI|"