We are pleased to announce Harmony Suite version 2.7, which features many new features for address parsing in general and the geocoding of Australian addresses in particular.
Here is a summary of the new features available the 2.7. A detailed overview can be found in the Harmony Suite 2.7 release notes.
Introduction of a Pre-Processor
Pre-processors are introduced to better prepare input data for the Harmony Parsing service. These Pre-processors, when used in conjunction with semi-structured address mapping and Left to Right Knowledge Base (KB), will significantly increase parsing rates.
In general, pre-processors retain any address component that cannot be parsed and will move unparsed components in a separate placeholder field.
Introduction of Custom Knowledgebase
To achieve higher parse rates and mitigate risks when fine-tuning the Core Knowledge Base (KB), a separate custom KB can now be configured by the user. Any bespoke address lexical / patterns can now be created without impacting the Core KB.
Handling of Semi-component Input
Harmony will now accept semi-component input address structures. This means separated semi-structured input (e.g. Address Line 1, Address Line 2, Suburb, State and Postcode) are now accepted by Harmony for processing in both Harmony Batch and Harmony web services.
Introduction of Address Reformatter
A new tool is introduced in Harmony Web services Style 2 to allow users to reformat the Harmony address output components to a preferred presentation format.
Introduction of Pluggable Data Processing (PDP) Change Policy
PDP results can now be configured to control the persistence of field values pre-or post-PDP processing. This allows users to persist the value from the input or from PDP processing results through all Harmony processing.
Harmony Rapid Address RESTful APIs
Harmony Rapid Address (HRA) for Harmony Suite 2.7 implements RESTful APIs for address search and other related rapid address web service calls.
New Module – Enhanced G-NAF Validation Engine
Users often have the need to modify validation rules or create their own to manage data conditions not handled by standard Harmony HAVE engines. Introducing bespoke rules into standard Harmony validation engines would compromise their integrity and is not permitted for accredited applications such as Australia Post AMAS processing.
New Module – ArcGIS Geocode PDP
A new PDP is introduced to resolve residual below-point matches (including Group, Locality and No matches) from the GNAFValidation PDP. ArcGIS is a Geospatial platform ESRI and within Harmony Suite 2.7 an PDP has been developed to use ArcGIS Street Address Australian address locator API in aid of “further” geocoding as a secondary dataset.
New Module – GNAF Lookup PDP
The GNAFLookup PDP facilitates the manual review of non-validated records (i.e. when GNAF address message attribute is empty) from upstream processing.
We have also made improvements and bug fixes and released those in Harmony Suite version 2.7. A full detailed overview can be found by downloading the Harmony Suite 2.7 release notes.
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