Implementation of an extended Fellegi-Sunter probabilistic record linkage method using the Jaro-Winkler string comparator

@article{Li2014ImplementationOA,
  title={Implementation of an extended Fellegi-Sunter probabilistic record linkage method using the Jaro-Winkler string comparator},
  author={Xinran Li and Aline Guttmann and S{\'e}bastien Cipi{\`e}re and Lydia Maigne and Jacques Demongeot and Jean-Yves Boire and Lemlih Ouchchane},
  journal={IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI)},
  year={2014},
  pages={375-379}
}
Record linkage is the task of identifying which records from one or more data sources refer to the same person. Often, records do not have a common key and may contain typographical variations in identifier fields, in such a case, the Fellegi-Sunter probabilistic record linkage is a method commonly used. In this method, a weight is assigned for each pair of records. Record pairs with weights above a given threshold are considered as matches. Winkler introduced an extension of the Fellegi-Sunter… CONTINUE READING