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Consolidating Client Name in the Lobbying Disclosure Database Using Efficient Clustering Technique
Due to errors and inconsistencies in manual typing, the name of a client often has multiple representations including erroneously spelled names and sometimes shorthand forms, presenting difficulties in associating lobbying activities and interests with one single client.Therefore, there is a need to consolidate various forms of names
of the same client into one group/cluster.

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