Research Reports

You are here: Census.govSubjects A to ZResearch Reports Sorted by Year › Abstract of RR00/06
Skip top of page navigation

Frequency-Based Matching in Fellegi-Sunter Model of Record Linkage

William E. Winkler, Bureau of the Census

KEY WORDS: decision rule, error rate


This paper extends techniques for frequency-based matching (see e.g., Fellegi and Sunter 1969). The extended techniques allow table-building under weaker assumptions than those typically used in practice. Although CPU requirements can increase, human intervention can be reduced in some situations.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Research Division

Created: October 5, 2000

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Statistical Research Division | (301) 763-3215 (or |   Last Revised: October 08, 2010