National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
Fuzzy matching is a technique used in computer-assisted translation and some other information technology applications such as record linkage. It works with matches that may be less than 100% perfect when finding correspondences between segments of a text and entries in a database of previous translations. It usually operates at sentence-level segments, but some translation technology allows matching at a phrasal level. It is used when the translator is working with translation memory. When an exact match cannot be found in the TM database for the text being translated, there is an option to search for a match that is less than exact.