What is Record Linkage?

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By David Loshin

In my last entry, I talked about the fact that many distributed pieces of data about a single individual can be combined together to form a deep profile about that individual. But how are different data records from disparate data sets combined to formulate insightful profiles?

The answer lies in the ability to collect the different pieces of data that
belong to a single individual and then glom them together.… Read More

Review: Contact Verification Component

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By Brian Erlich
SQL Server Magazine

Melissa Data provides mailing lists, mailing and data management software, and other products that can help companies improve the quality of their data. It now offers the Data Quality Components for SSIS, a suite of components that integrate into SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). I recently had a chance to try the company’s Contact Verification Component, which you use with custom data (also provided by Melissa Data).… Read More

Melissa Data Launches Multiplatform API RightFielder Object

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RightFielder Object is a multiplatform API that will intelligently parse and organize inconsistent or unformatted data into correctly formatted fields. Using proprietary parsing logic, RightFielder Object can analyze free-form data, recognize where fields begin and end, and assign the contents to the correct output property. RightFielder Object also identifies multiple types of data in the same field (e.g. city and state) and reorganizes the data into new columns each with a single data type.Read More