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Significance of matches
fps
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Hi there,

I wonder how the matches are calculated. I have problems understanding why

- there is a calculated 62% match for "Heinrich Koch, born 1800" and "Jacobus Coetzee, born 1761"

- 187 trees are listed to contain matches, but only one out of this number really contains identical persons. My suggestion: show percentage of best match within a listed tree and rank the match list according to best matches instead of number of matches.

- one tree containing several 100% matches even does not show up in the list; only while working with my tree I received the info that there are perfect matches. Why does this tree not show up in the smart match list?

regards,

fps

fps
Lümborch
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RE: Significance of matches
Ran Peled
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Thanks for you inquiry.

Match quality score is taking into account many attributes of the two persons, including name, dates and relatives.  A 62% match is indeed rather low quality, often, but no always, indicating a bad match.  We are working a new version of Smart Matching that allows better control over what is displayed and at what order, as well as many other features like approving matches that are good and rejecting/hiding matches that are not good.

Until it is released, try looking at the matches in the "by people" mode, you may find it useful in order to find additional valuable matches. 

 Regards,

 Ran

Ran Peled
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RE: Significance of matches [2]
fps
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Thank you for taking into consideration to improve Smart Matching. Sounds good what you are planning to install.

As per the "by people" mode, can you imagine the length of the list that I get which includes all the "no-matches" when I do not see all results in the other mode? I tried the "by people mode" once.......

regards, fps

fps
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