Record Linkage & Fuzzy Matching Part 2a (More on “Blocking” for Performance Improvement)

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Over at the LinkedIn Group run by Henrik Liliendahl Sorensen for Data Matching, Bill Winkler, principal researcher at the us census bureau has shared several reference papers on “blocking.” They are excellent and I wanted to share them with you.

 

According to Winkler “The following three papers are primarily concerned with ‘blocking.’ The third gives a methodology for estimating false negatives (false non-matches) in a narrow range of situations.”Read More