Name Matching in Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism

  title={Name Matching in Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism},
  author={L. Karl Branting and karl. branting},
Name matching is an important task in law enforcement and counter-terrorism. This paper briefly describes the nature of the name-matching task, enumerates typical name-matching applications, explains the technical challenges posed by namematching, and sets forth several important approaches to these technical challenges. 1. THE NAME-MATCHING TASK Name matching is the task of recognizing when two different strings denote the same person or other named entity. Name matching is an instance of the… CONTINUE READING


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