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