Name Matching Methods of the First Generation



Computer algorithms have been used for automatic name matching for over half a century. For the most part, earlier efforts used methods that were not originally developed for matching names but were borrowed from other disciplines. Those that did focus specifically on comparing proper names did so in a largely superficial way. As a result, none of the first generation of methods used for matching names (G1 Methods) effectively cover the requirements of global name matching, though some do still have a limited role to play when used in conjunction with other, more sophisticated techniques.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FreiburgGermany
  2. 2.ZurichSwitzerland

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