LinkSolv 8.3 Help Pages and User Guide

Getting Started

What is Record Linkage? Information from two data files can be treated as if reported together if corresponding records for the same person or other entity can be paired together accurately (linked or matched). Three or more files can be linked by linking two at a time. If records to be linked lack unique identifiers or data errors are common, you can never be completely sure about the true link status of any pair of records -- is it matched or unmatched? LinkSolv finds true linked pairs by comparing data values on candidate pairs of records and calculating the probability that each pair is a true match given comparison outcomes -- agreement, disagreement, or missing.
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