ADGN: An Algorithm for Record Linkage Using Address, Date of Birth, Gender, and Name.

Hersh, Eitan.

Ansolabehere, Stephen.


  • This article presents an algorithm for record linkage that uses multiple indicators derived from combinations of fields commonly found in databases. Specifically, the quadruplet of Address (A), Date of Birth (D), Gender (G), and Name (N) and any triplet of A-D-G-N (i.e., ADG, ADN, AGN, and DGN) also link records with an extremely high likelihood. Matching on multiple identifiers avoids problems of ... read more
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