SMERED: A Bayesian Approach to Graphical Record Linkage and De-duplication

2 Mar 2014 Rebecca C. Steorts Rob Hall Stephen E. Fienberg

We propose a novel unsupervised approach for linking records across arbitrarily many files, while simultaneously detecting duplicate records within files. Our key innovation is to represent the pattern of links between records as a {\em bipartite} graph, in which records are directly linked to latent true individuals, and only indirectly linked to other records... (read more)

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