Chapter 7

Theoretical Foundations


This chapter contains a discussion of three major theoretical models supporting modern MDM systems: the Fellegi-Sunter Theory of record linkage that laid the foundation for both Boolean and scoring rule design and the notion of clerical review; the Stanford Entity Resolution Framework (SERF) that gives a mathematical definition of entity resolution of a set of references and algorithms always arriving at resolution; and the Entity Identity Information Management (EIIM) model that extends entity resolution to address the life cycle management of information and how it articulates with both the Fellegi-Sunter and SERF models of ER.


Fellegi-Sunter model; SERF; EIIM; Stanford entity resolution framework; ...

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