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Architectures for Entity Resolution

02.10.10

By John Talburt, PhD, CDMP, Director, UALR Laboratory for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ) In the last post we looked at a formal model for describing entity-based integration. Now let’s turn our attention to how entity resolution (ER) systems are actually implemented.  One of the most important design decisions is whether […]

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Avoiding False Positives: Analytics or Humans?

10.14.09

By Robert Barker, Infoglide Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer The European Union recently started a five-year research program in conjunction with its expanding role in fighting crime and terrorism. The purpose of Project Indect is to develop advanced analytics that help monitor human activity for “automatic detection of threats and abnormal behaviour and violence.” […]

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Entity Resolution vs. Entity Identification

06.03.09

By John Talburt, PhD, CDMP, Director, UALR Laboratory for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ) In entity resolution, as in any new research area, different authors or practitioners may use the same term but intend different meanings. You always have to be careful to understand exactly what a writer means when he […]

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Solving the False Negative Problem

04.22.09

By John Talburt, PhD, CDMP, Director, UALR Laboratory for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ) In my March 25, 2009 post “The Myth of Matching,” I discussed the confusion between entity resolution and matching as in record de-duplication.  Matching is a necessary part of entity resolution, but it is not sufficient.  In […]

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The Human Element in Identity Resolution

02.18.09

By Robert Barker, Infoglide Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer We’ve written quite a few posts here on the subject of identity resolution’s application to a broad range of problems that include terrorism, insurance fraud, crime, lottery fraud, sexual predators, workers comp employer fraud, and retail returns fraud. What we haven’t discussed very much is […]

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Mistaken Identity Resolution Part V: Identity Resolution vs. Data Quality

05.28.08

By Robert Barker, Infoglide Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer In this series of posts on Mistaken Identity Resolution we have compared identity resolution with other market spaces that it’s sometimes confused with, such as Master Data Management (MDM), data integration, and data warehousing. With Informatica’s recent acquisition of Identity Systems, now’s a good […]

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Mistaken Identity Resolution Part IV: Identity Resolution vs. Data Warehousing

04.16.08

By Robert Barker, Infoglide Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Thus far this series of posts on “Mistaken Identity Resolution” has contrasted Identity Resolution with Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Integration. What about one of the more established data concepts – data warehouses? How are they different? And how do they work together? […]

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Mistaken Identity Resolution Part III: Identity Resolution vs. Data Integration

03.07.08

By Ram Anantha, Infoglide Software In this blog, we will pick up our conversation from our Mistaken Identity Resolution series and discuss how identity resolution and data integration are related or unrelated. Data integration is the process of combining data residing at different sources and providing the user with a unified view of this data. […]

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Mistaken Identity Resolution Part II: Identity Resolution vs. Master Data Management (MDM)

02.13.08

By Bob Barker, Infoglide Software Senior Vice President & CMO In a recent post, we talked about how the relatively new technology of identity resolution is often confused with other areas. One of those, master data management (MDM), is receiving lots of press attention these days. So how specifically does identity resolution (which Gartner terms […]

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