2012Q3.0 Release Notes

We are pleased to present our 2012Q3.0 release. The main features of this release are:

  • New Register component available in Cloud and Local APIs
  • Search component now uses new Register functionality
  • Query module improvements
  • Verification component improvements

Update 1 Changes

  • Fixed issue with install PATH being incorrectly written if a non-standard install location is used
  • Changed install PATH from USER to SYSTEM
  • Fixed issue with incorrect return of matchscore from Record::getMatchInfo
  • Fixed issue with incorrect return of matchscore on multiple ambiguous results to Verify
  • Fixed issue with incorrect return of matchscore on Search/Register results
  • Added return of AVC field on each result using getField(“AVC”)
  • Added UseCustomLexicons option to allow users to add their own lexicons
  • Added CustomFields option to supply a comma-delimited list of user-defined fields
  • Added CustomFieldConfidence option to supply the contextual confidence of user-delimited fields
  • Improved Japanese transliteration
  • Revised lexicon weights for various countries to improve parsing
This document describes these changes in greater detail along with things to be aware of and other helpful tips.

 

General Suggestions and Tips

For the best results, install the 2012Q3.0 release as soon as your application development cycle allows. The 2012Q3.0 release makes improvements in both throughput of the verification process but also in the quality of the results.

Please remember to update both the program files and the reference data. The improvements in the Loqate Engine are tied to the data in the Global Knowledge Repository and the combination works better. If a reason exists in your application that both cannot be updated, please contact Loqate Support prior to upgrading so we can help you.

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Many answers to your questions may be found in our support pages. Please make sure to register at: http://support.loqate.com/wp-login.php?action=register so that you may have full access to all technical information on our website. If you have a general question, please feel free to post it in our forums at http://support.loqate.com/forum. If you have an issue or enhancement request you would like to report, please fill out the web form to submit a case at http://support.loqate.com/support/file-a-bug/.

Support Home Page: http://support.loqate.com/support/

Local APIs: http://support.loqate.com/support/local-apis/

Cloud APIs: http://support.loqate.com/support/cloud-apis/

Cloud Account Management: http://support.loqate.com/ci/

Field Descriptions: http://support.loqate.com/support/fielddescrip/

Server and Process Options: http://support.loqate.com/support/options/

System Requirements and Supported Platforms: http://support.loqate.com/system-requirements/

New and Improved Functionality

Register is a new component of the Loqate Engine that enables real-time address verification and geocoding. Where Verify is primarily batch-oriented and targeted at cleaning addresses in an application, Register enables you to ensure an address is correct from the point of entry. You can implement Register in several ways. The Support section of the Loqate website provides some examples and instructions:

API Updates

  • New Register functionality, see support website for details at http://support.loqate.com/solutions/search/
  • Fixed some improper case handling issues including ordinal and apostrophe handling
  • Fixed issue with return of multiple results when verifying an ambiguous record with MaxResults set to greater than 1
  • Revised default thresholds for determination of ambiguous matches to make the behavior more cautious when selecting a single result from multiple possibilities
  • Exposed MatchScoreAbsoluteThreshold and MatchScoreThresholdFactor options to allow tuning of ambiguous match behavior. More information on these options can be found at http://support.loqate.com/support/options/
  • Added Unmatched field, an atomic field which contains any words that could not be matched to a particular address component. More information on address fields can be found at http://support.loqate.com/addfields/

Country Updates

We are continually improving our country data and rules/lexicons to support them. The table below shows which countries have been enhanced, and how, in this release.

Summary of improvement changes:

  • Reference Data = 249 countries
  • Lexicons = 71 countries
  • Context Rules = 21 countries
  • Address Format = 13 countries

Country Name

ISO Code

Context Rules

Lexicons

Reference Data

Address Format

AFGHANISTAN AF

x

ÅLAND ISLANDS AX

x

ALBANIA AL

x

ALGERIA DZ

x

AMERICAN SAMOA AS          x

x

ANDORRA AD

x

ANGOLA AO

x

ANGUILLA AI          x

x

ANTARCTICA AQ

x

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AG

x

ARGENTINA AR          x          x

x

         x
ARMENIA AM

x

ARUBA AW

x

AUSTRALIA AU x

x

AUSTRIA AT          x

x

AZERBAIJAN AZ          x          x

x

BAHAMAS BS

x

BAHRAIN BH

x

BANGLADESH BD

x

BARBADOS BB          x

x

BELARUS BY          x

x

BELGIUM BE

x

BELIZE BZ

x

BENIN BJ

x

BERMUDA BM

x

BHUTAN BT

x

BOLIVIA, PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BO          x

x

BONAIRE, SINT EUSTATIUS AND SABA BQ

x

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BA

x

BOTSWANA BW

x

BOUVET ISLAND BV

x

BRAZIL BR          x

x

BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY IO

x

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM BN

x

BULGARIA BG          x

x

BURKINA FASO BF          x

x

BURUNDI BI

x

CAMBODIA KH

x

CAMEROON CM

x

CANADA CA   x          x

x

CAPE VERDE CV

x

CAYMAN ISLANDS KY

x

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CF

x

CHAD TD

x

CHILE CL

x

CHINA CN          x  x

x

         x
CHRISTMAS ISLAND CX

x

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS CC

x

COLOMBIA CO          x

x

COMOROS KM

x

CONGO CG

x

CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CD

x

COOK ISLANDS CK          x

x

         x
COSTA RICA CR

x

CÔTE D’IVOIRE CI

x

CROATIA HR

x

CUBA CU

x

CURAÇAO CW

x

CYPRUS CY

x

CZECH REPUBLIC CZ          x

x

DENMARK DK

x

DJIBOUTI DJ

x

DOMINICA DM

x

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DO

x

ECUADOR EC          x

x

         x
EGYPT EG          x

x

EL SALVADOR SV

x

EQUATORIAL GUINEA GQ

x

ERITREA ER

x

ESTONIA EE          x

x

ETHIOPIA ET

x

FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) FK

x

FAROE ISLANDS FO          x

x

FIJI FJ

x

FINLAND FI

x

FRANCE FR          x          x

x

 x
FRENCH GUIANA GF          x

x

FRENCH POLYNESIA PF

x

FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES TF

x

GABON GA

x

GAMBIA GM

x

GEORGIA GE

x

GERMANY DE          x

x

GHANA GH

x

GIBRALTAR GI

x

GREECE GR

x

GREENLAND GL          x          x

x

GRENADA GD

x

GUADELOUPE GP

x

GUAM GU          x          x

x

GUATEMALA GT

x

GUERNSEY GG          x

x

GUINEA GN

x

GUINEA-BISSAU GW

x

GUYANA GY          x

x

HAITI HT          x

x

HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS HM

x

HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE) VA

x

HONDURAS HN

x

HONG KONG HK          x

x

HUNGARY HU

x

ICELAND IS

x

INDIA IN          x

x

INDONESIA ID

x

IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IR

x

IRAQ IQ

x

IRELAND IE          x

x

ISLE OF MAN IM          x          x

x

ISRAEL IL

x

ITALY IT

x

JAMAICA JM          x          x

x

JAPAN JP

x

JERSEY JE          x

x

JORDAN JO

x

KAZAKHSTAN KZ

x

KENYA KE

x

KIRIBATI KI

x

KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC
OF
KP          x

x

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF KR

x

KUWAIT KW

x

KYRGYZSTAN KG

x

LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC LA

x

LATVIA LV

x

LEBANON LB

x

LESOTHO LS

x

LIBERIA LR

x

LIBYA LY

x

LIECHTENSTEIN LI

x

LITHUANIA LT          x

x

LUXEMBOURG LU

x

MACAO MO

x

MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV
REPUBLIC OF
MK

x

MADAGASCAR MG

x

MALAWI MW

x

MALAYSIA MY          x

x

MALDIVES MV

x

MALI ML

x

MALTA MT          x

x

MARSHALL ISLANDS MH

x

MARTINIQUE MQ

x

MAURITANIA MR

x

MAURITIUS MU

x

MAYOTTE YT          x

x

MEXICO MX         x          x

x

         x
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF FM

x

MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF MD

x

MONACO MC

x

MONGOLIA MN          x

x

MONTENEGRO ME

x

MONTSERRAT MS

x

MOROCCO MA

x

MOZAMBIQUE MZ

x

MYANMAR MM

x

NAMIBIA NA

x

NAURU NR

x

NEPAL NP

x

NETHERLANDS NL          x

x

NEW CALEDONIA NC         x          x

x

         x
NEW ZEALAND NZ         x  x

x

NICARAGUA NI

x

NIGER NE

x

NIGERIA NG

x

NIUE NU

x

NORFOLK ISLAND NF

x

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS MP

x

NORWAY NO         x          x

x

OMAN OM

x

PAKISTAN PK

x

PALAU PW

x

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, OCCUPIED PS

x

PANAMA PA

x

PAPUA NEW GUINEA PG          x

x

PARAGUAY PY

x

PERU PE          x

x

PHILIPPINES PH

x

PITCAIRN PN

x

POLAND PL          x

x

PORTUGAL PT          x          x

x

PUERTO RICO PR

x

QATAR QA

x

RÉUNION RE          x

x

         x
ROMANIA RO          x

x

RUSSIAN FEDERATION RU          x

x

RWANDA RW

x

SAINT BARTHÉLEMY BL

x

SAINT HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN
DA CUNHA
SH          x

x

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS KN

x

SAINT LUCIA LC

x

SAINT MARTIN (FRENCH PART) MF

x

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON PM

x

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES VC

x

SAMOA WS          x

x

SAN MARINO SM

x

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE ST

x

SAUDI ARABIA SA

x

SENEGAL SN

x

SERBIA RS

x

SEYCHELLES SC

x

SIERRA LEONE SL

x

SINGAPORE SG x

x

SINT MAARTEN (DUTCH PART) SX

x

SLOVAKIA SK

x

SLOVENIA SI

x

SOLOMON ISLANDS SB          x

x

SOMALIA SO

x

SOUTH AFRICA ZA          x

x

SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH
ISLANDS
GS

x

SOUTH SUDAN SS

x

SPAIN ES          x          x

x

         x
SRI LANKA LK

x

SUDAN SD

x

SURINAME SR          x

x

SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN SJ

x

SWAZILAND SZ

x

SWEDEN SE          x

x

SWITZERLAND CH

x

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC SY          x

x

TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA TW          x

x

TAJIKISTAN TJ          x          x

x

TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TZ

x

THAILAND TH

x

TIMOR-LESTE TL

x

TOGO TG

x

TOKELAU TK

x

TONGA TO

x

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TT

x

TUNISIA TN

x

TURKEY TR          x

x

TURKMENISTAN TM          x

x

         x
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS TC          x

x

         x
TUVALU TV

x

UGANDA UG

x

UKRAINE UA          x

x

         x
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AE

x

UNITED KINGDOM GB  x  x

x

         x
UNITED STATES US  x  x

x

UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS UM

x

URUGUAY UY          x          x

x

UZBEKISTAN UZ

x

VANUATU VU          x

x

VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VE

x

VIET NAM VN          x          x

x

VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRITISH VG          x

x

VIRGIN ISLANDS, U.S. VI

x

WALLIS AND FUTUNA WF

x

WESTERN SAHARA EH

x

YEMEN YE

x

ZAMBIA ZM

x

ZIMBABWE ZW

x

 

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