Sunanda Patro

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Record linkage identifies multiple records referring to the same entity even if they are not bit-wise identical. It is thus an essential technology for data integration and data cleansing. Existing record linkage approaches are mainly relying on similarity functions based on the surface forms of the records, and hence are not able to identify complex(More)
Popular web search engines use Boolean queries as their main interface for users to search their information needs. The paper presents results a user survey employing volunteer web searchers to determine the effectiveness of the Boolean queries in meeting the information needs. A metric for measuring the quality of a web search query is presented. This(More)
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