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Preparation of name and address data for record linkage using hidden Markov models

Churches, Tim; Christen, Peter; Lim, Kim; Zhu, Justin Xi


BACKGROUND: Record linkage refers to the process of joining records that relate to the same entity or event in one or more data collections. In the absence of a shared, unique key, record linkage involves the comparison of ensembles of partially-identifying, non-unique data items between pairs of records. Data items with variable formats, such as names and addresses, need to be transformed and normalised in order to validly carry out these comparisons. Traditionally, deterministic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002-12-13
Type: Journal article
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-2-9


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