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NCJ Number: 141417 Find in a Library
Title: Getty's Synoname and Its Cousins: A Survey of Applications of Personal Name-Matching Algorithms
Journal: Journal of the American Society for Information Science  Volume:43  Issue:7  Dated:(August 1992)  Pages:459-476
Author(s): C L Borgman; S L Siegfried
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 18
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Getty Art History Information Project (AHIP) commissioned a study of personal name-matching programs in fields other than art history in order to compare these approaches with the AHIP Synoname project.
Abstract: Techniques employed in a variety of applications, including art history, bibliography, genealogy, commerce, and government are reviewed, providing a framework of personal name characteristics, factors in selecting matching techniques, and types of applications. As data elements, personal name characteristics vary for reasons of culture, history, translation and transliteration, reporting and recording variations, and typographic or phonetic errors. Personal name-matching techniques may be incorporated into name authority work, information retrieval, or duplicate detection. This article covers phonetic- and pattern-matching techniques. The problems and solutions discussed in this comprehensive survey of all methods of name matching can be applied to law enforcement information retrieval systems. The article features an extensive bibliography. 2 tables and 72 references
Main Term(s): Name identification
Index Term(s): Information Systems and Technology
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