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BigMatch: A Program for Extracting Probable Matches from a Large File for Record Linkage

William E. Yancey

KEY WORDS: Record linkage, software

ABSTRACT

We present documentation for running the BigMatch program, a new record link-age tool for use in matching a very large file against a moderate size file. For each of several blocking criteria, the program can extract likely matching record candidates from the large file without requiring sorting of either file.

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

Created: 05-MAR-2002


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