An empirical comparison of record linkage procedures.

  title={An empirical comparison of record linkage procedures.},
  author={Shanti Gomatam and Randy Carter and Mario Ariet and Glenn Mitchell},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  volume={21 10},
We consider the problem of record linkage in the situation where we have only non-unique identifiers, like names, sex, race etc., as common identifiers in databases to be linked. For such situations much work on probabilistic methods of record linkage can be found in the statistical literature. However, although many groups undoubtedly still use deterministic procedures, not much literature is available on deterministic strategies. Furthermore, there appears to exist almost no documentation on… CONTINUE READING

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