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

William E. Winkler, Bureau of the Census

KEY WORDS: decision rule, error rate

ABSTRACT

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.

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

Created: October 5, 2000


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