Inference Control in Statistical Databases

From Theory to Practice

  • Josep Domingo-Ferrer

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2316)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Advances in Inference Control in Statistical Databases: An Overview

  3. Tabular Data Protection

  4. Microdata Protection

    1. Silvia Polettini, Luisa Franconi, Julian Stander
      Pages 83-96
    2. Ramesh A. Dandekar, Michael Cohen, Nancy Kirkendall
      Pages 117-125
    3. William E. Yancey, William E. Winkler, Robert H. Creecy
      Pages 135-152
    4. Ramesh A. Dandekar, Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Francesc Sebé
      Pages 153-162
    5. Francesc Sebé, Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Josep Maria Mateo-Sanz, Vicenç Torra
      Pages 163-171
  5. Software and User Case Studies

    1. Anco Hundepool
      Pages 172-180
    2. Laura Zayatz
      Pages 193-202
    3. Julià Urrutia, Enric Ripoll
      Pages 213-229
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 230-230

About this book


Inference control in statistical databases, also known as statistical disclosure limitation or statistical confidentiality, is about finding tradeoffs to the tension between the increasing societal need for accurate statistical data and the legal and ethical obligation to protect privacy of individuals and enterprises which are the source of data for producing statistics. Techniques used by intruders to make inferences compromising privacy increasingly draw on data mining, record linkage, knowledge discovery, and data analysis and thus statistical inference control becomes an integral part of computer science.
This coherent state-of-the-art survey presents some of the most recent work in the field. The papers presented together with an introduction are organized in topical sections on tabular data protection, microdata protection, and software and user case studies.


computer computer science data analysis data mining database knowledge discovery privacy statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Josep Domingo-Ferrer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering and MathematicsUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43614-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47804-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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