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#2: Should I use the /match or the /search API?

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Sane default: use the /match API.

Users who want to use yente to build any sort of screening/cross-referencing mechanism will want to use the matching API. It supports several scoring modes that can be used to customise the ratio of false and true matches for a given use case. The /match API works particularly well if you can include multiple descriptors for an entity: a name, date of birth, nationality or even a tax registration number.

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