Finding Peoples' Names in Files

brad byte8bits at
Thu Oct 11 18:11:14 CEST 2007

cokofreedom at wrote:

> can you know it is a name...

OK, I admitted in my first post that it was a crazy question, but if one 
could find an answer, one would be onto something. Maybe it's not a 100% 
answerable question, but I would guess that it is an 80% answerable 
question... I just don't know how... yet :)

Besides admitting that it's a crazy question, I should stop and explain 
how it would be useful to me at least. Is a credit card number itself 
valuable? I would think not. One can easily re and luhn check for credit 
card numbers located in files with a great degree of accuracy, but a 
number without a name is not very useful to me. So, if one could 
associate names to luhn checked numbers automatically, then one would be 
onto something. Or at least say, "hey, this file has luhn validated CCs 
*AND* it seems to have people's names in it as well." Now then, I'd have 
less to review or perhaps as much as I have now, but I could push the 
files with numbers and names to the top of the list so that they would 
be reviewed first.


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