Record Linkage : Current Practice and Future Directions

  title={Record Linkage : Current Practice and Future Directions},
  author={Lifang Gu and Rohan Baxter and Deanne Vickers and Chris P. Rainsford},
Record linkage is the task of quickly and accurately identifying records corresponding to the same entity from one or more data sources. Record linkage is also known as data cleaning, entity reconciliation or identification and the merge/purge problem. This paper presents the “standard” probabilistic record linkage model and the associated algorithm. Recent work in information retrieval, federated database systems and data mining have proposed alternatives to key components of the standard… CONTINUE READING
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