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T-SQL Compare two Strings and remove duplicates between them

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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I have a web search function that takes a first and last name and searches it against a full text catalog of names.  The issue I'm having is that I need to compare both strings and remove duplicate words between them without permanently concatenating them.  It doesn't matter which string is the reference and which is the target.

INPUT:

   FIRSTNAME: Jean ValJean
   LASTNAME: Smith Jean



DESIRED RESULT:

   FIRSTNAME: Jean ValJean
   LASTNAME: Smith

   -or-

   FIRSTNAME: ValJean
   LASTNAME: Smith Jean



Thanks!

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