Effects of Name Standardization in Historical Record Linkage

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Standardizing name strings before searching for links is common practice during record linkage and is generally believed to increase the size and quality of linked data sets. In this article, the authors quantify the impact of name standardization on historical record linkage, using data from nineteenth-century censuses of the United States and Norway as test cases.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHistorical Methods
StatePublished - 2011


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