Mr. People

Years ago, while trying to clean up the names of donors in campaign finance data from the Federal Election Commission, I hacked together a Perl module — loosely based on the Lingua-EN-NameParse module — to standardize names. One port to Ruby later, I've finally put together a Web front end for it. Try it out below — paste your own data in or try the sample data.

To use the people Ruby gem in your own scripts, sudo gem install people, then read the documentation.

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