Benchmark Study

  • Bertrand Lisbach
  • Victoria Meyer


Earlier chapters theorised about the performance of G1, G2 and G3 Methods and commented on their potential contribution to identity matching systems. This chapter presents the findings of a simple, practical study that has been conducted to demonstrate the relative performance of selected methods.

The test reflects a simplified version of the benchmark studies that should be carried out prior to any investment in identity matching technology. Full application evaluations are designed to test a variety of technical and functional criteria, and are discussed further in Chapter 13. The assessment described here has been stripped to its core in order to highlight the recall and precision that can be achieved with each of the selected match methods when matching the major classes of variation in names.


Match Method Variation Source Spelling Error Identity Match Benchmark Study 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FreiburgGermany
  2. 2.ZurichSwitzerland

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