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- Reports an Empirical Tests of the Performance of three Person Record Linkage System: RP Link Plus System, The Link King System, and a Deterministic Record Linkage Algorithm.
- The Benchmark Dataset is the client Person Record Set of Washington State’s Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA).
- DASA’s client database contains over 600,000 Person Records each with a “ClientID”.
- Approximately 26 per cent of Person Records are Duplicate Records.
- Person Record Data Attributes include: Person Last Name, Person First Name, Person Middle Name, Birth Year, Birth Month, Birth Day, SSN, Person Sex, and Person Race.
- The study objective was to compare the accuracy of a deterministic record linkage algorithm and two public domain software applications for record linkage (The Link King and Link Plus). The three algorithms were used to unduplicate an administrative database containing personal identifiers for over 500,000 clients. Subsequently, a random sample of linked records was submitted to four research staff for blinded clerical review. Using reviewers' decisions as the `gold standard', sensitivity and positive predictive values (PPVs) were estimated. Optimally, sensitivity and PPVs in the mid 90s could be obtained from both The Link King and Link Plus. Sensitivity and PPVs using a basic deterministic algorithm were 79 and 98 per cent respectively. Thus the full feature set of The Link King makes it an attractive option for SAS users. Link Plus is a good choice for non-SAS users as long as necessary programming resources are available for processing record pairs identified by Link Plus.
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Facts about "2008 RecordLinkageSoftwareInThePublicDomain"
|Author||Kevin M. Campbell +, Dennis Deck + and Antoinette Krupski +|
|title||deterministic algorithm +|
|titleUrl||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1460458208088855 Record linkage software in the public domain: a comparison of Link Plus, The Link King, and a `basic' +|