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How are html entities like & handled during name matching

Can anyone tell me how HTML entities are handled during name matching. For example if our system sends a name with "&Amp;" instead of "&".

Like for example: ERNST & YOUNG SL A & J MUCKLOW & CO LIMITED. Will the matching engine return matches with names as "ERNST & YOUNG SL" and "A & J MUCKLOW & CO LIMITED, at 95.1% match threshold?

Will using "&Amp;" at 95.1% result in AML matches being missed?

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Hi,

I tested this scenario out, the result set would be the same doesn't matter if you pass & or &Amp.

For example: I screened for the company "Whyte & Mackay" and "Whyte &Amp Mackay" I got the same amount of result set back.

Whenever you pass any non-English or a special character in your payload you will have to UTF-8 encode it before sending out the request to World-Check One.

Let me know if you need further information.


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