Ambient Concepts AddressParser is a library of functions that provide full address parsing and matching capabilities for North American addresses. AddressParser is provided as both an easy to use .NET assembly as well as a set of SQL CLR functions that provide high performance, and are ideal for scenarios with high transactional throughput and large address datasets.
AddressParser utilizes complex address parsing logic based on the standards outlined in United States Postal Service Publication 28
and Canadian Postal Standards
. It takes advantage of a small set of static reference data and high performance parsing algorithms to achieve fast and consistent results.
A typical approach to parsing and matching addresses involves a high cost address verification systems from a vendor such as Pitney Bowes or QAS. These systems are designed for full address verification and require gigabytes of reference data containing all known addresses. This approach is often overkill for many needs, and simply can't match the shear speed of an embedded .NET implementation like AddressParser.Installation