Monday, November 3, 2014

Parsing mailing address in Java

Recently came across a problem to parse postal address String using Java, did some research here are some findings.

String s = "60 Strawberry Hill Ave Stamford CT 06901"
Required Result
Street = Strawberry Hill Ave
City = Stamford
Number = 60
zip = 06901
state = CT
You can use JGeocoder

public static void main(String[] args) {
Map<AddressComponent, String> parsedAddr  =     AddressParser.parseAddress("Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043");
Map<AddressComponent, String> normalizedAddr  = AddressStandardizer.normalizeParsedAddress(parsedAddr);
Output will be:

{street=Amphitheatre, city=Mountain View, number=1600, zip=94043, state=CA, name=Google Inc, type=Parkway}
{street=AMPHITHEATRE, city=MOUNTAIN VIEW, number=1600, zip=94043, state=CA, name=GOOGLE INC, type=PKWY}

There is another library International Address Parser , it provides a trial version. It supports country as well.

AddressParser addressParser = AddressParser.getInstance();
AddressStandardizer standardizer = AddressStandardizer.getInstance();  
AddressFormater formater = AddressFormater.getInstance();
String rawAddress = "101 Avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris";

//you can try to detect the country
CountryDetector detector = CountryDetector.getInstance();
String countryCode = detector.getCountryCode("7580 Commerce Center Dr ALABAMA");
System.out.println("detected country=" + countryCode);

Also, please check Implemented Countries

Hope you find this helpful

Cheers !!