7. Trends in Entity Resolution Research and Applications
Introduction
The previous chapters of this book cover the basic principles and practices of ER and IQ. They include an overview of the basic architectures and models of ER along with examples of actual ER processes. The purpose of this final chapter is to briefly describe some of the new areas of application for ER and current directions in ER research.
ER and Information Hubs
ER, particularly identity resolution, is proving to be a critical process in the movement to create systems that facilitate information sharing across entity-centric, interorganizational data stores. Ineffective interorganization information sharing is a common problem in many domains where information about a common ...

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