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Semantic matching 2017-08-16T05:04:27+00:00

Semantic matching

Profile-to-Profile Matching : Jobs-to-CV, CV-to-CV and CV-to-jobs!

What is Profile-to-Profile matching?

You’ve just received a new CV or job posting in MS Word or PDF document format. What now?

If you’re like many recruiters or candidates, you will now begin the laborious process of manually combing through the document, selecting the useful information, and typing it into a database or program so that you can later use it in a search-and-match process. What skills does the applicant have? Where is the vacancy located? All this data must be transferred to a system in a neat and ordered fashion for later use.

Not with Profile-to-Profile matching. Profile-to-Profile matching allows you to search through raw, unstructured data (such as Word and PDF documents) without the need to first manually ‘weed out’ the important versus unimportant data. Actonomy’s system automatically detects where the ‘skills’ are located in the document, along with other vital information. And when you receive a new vacancy or candidate CV, you can now search through other documents for a potential match without first having to enter them into a more regularized, structured form.

CVmatching (resume matching) and reverse matching finally a reality with Actonomy!

How does Profile-to-Profile matching help you?

Reading and re-typing documents is time-consuming and tiring. Profile-to-Profile matching lets you find potential matches without the need to process them first, saving you both time and energy. Additionally, it spares you the worry of missing a potential vacancy or candidate match, simply because the information has not yet been structured. Imagine that the perfect candidate for the job has sent in their resume, but it hasn’t been processed yet! With structured searching and matching, they will remain undiscovered until properly added to the CV database system. With Profile-to-Profile matching, you’ll find them immediately, whether their CV has been processed or not!

Profile to… what, exactly?

When we say “profile to profile,” that’s exactly what we mean! Match CVs to vacancies — or vacancies to CVs. You can even match vacancies to other vacancies or CVs to other CVs. For example, using Actonomy’s “Look-alike CV” matching, you can select an ‘example’ CV out of the system and then search for other, similar CVs, based on format, geography, skill profiles, education levels, etc.

What is Fuzzy Matching?

Fuzzy matching occurs when you search for criteria that are semantically different from the critera actually used in the document you ‘search’ for.  These are not simply spelling mistakes, but rather synonymous words or words with approximately the same range of meaning.  This can also refer to ‘nearby’ or range matches of numeric data (for instance, between 30 and 40 miles).  Fuzzy matching understands that certain terms, while different, mean the same thing, and that approximately 30 miles can also include 25 miles and 35 miles.

Fuzzy matching is usually used in conjunction with parameters such as distance, salaries, work schedules, etc.  Traditionally ‘fuzzy matching’ has referred mostly to numerical criteria, but Actonomy goes a step further:  words and concepts can also be fuzzy!  With the Actonomy ontology, different terms or concepts with similar or related meanings can be used to find results that match your request in a relevant way.

How does Fuzzy help you?

Not everyone is perfect. A mistake in your typing may mislead you into thinking there are no results, when in fact there are! Or, an otherwise well-qualified candidate may remain undiscovered because of a typographic error or an unusual way of phrasing things.  Fuzzy searching can help you find what you want regardless of variant spellings or mistakes. You search less, find more, and save both time and energy.

Actonomy’s unique combination of fuzzy matching and ontology gives a new dimension to the search process.  Cumbersome matrices of numeric relations are no longer needed to handle equivalencies between concepts!  The easier — and for human beings, more understandable — way is handled by Actonomy’s ontologies.  No more complex numeric structures, no more abstract numbers:  instead you see real, concrete words and their equivalents and synonyms.  Finally a system that interprets what you said to give you what you meant — without complex coding!