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Record Linkage

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Record Linkage - definition(s)

Record linkage - The process of matching data records within a database or across multiple databases to match data that represents one real world object or event. Used to identify potential duplicates for "de-duping" (eliminating duplicate occurrences) or consolidation of attributes about a single real world object.

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Source: Larry English, External, 08-Feb-2009 11:24

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