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Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ) - Special Issue on Entity Resolution, Volume 4 Issue 2, March 2013

SPECIAL ISSUE ON ENTITY RESOLUTION Overview: The Criticality of Entity Resolution in Data and Information Quality
John R. Talburt
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/2435221.2435222

Domain-Independent Entity Coreference for Linking Ontology Instances
Dezhao Song, Jeff Heflin
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2435221.2435223

The objective of entity coreference is to determine if different mentions (e.g., person names, place names, database records, ontology instances, etc.) refer to the same real word object. Entity coreference algorithms can be used to detect...

Adaptive Connection Strength Models for Relationship-Based Entity Resolution
Rabia Nuray-Turan, Dmitri V. Kalashnikov, Sharad Mehrotra
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2435221.2435224

Entity Resolution (ER) is a data quality challenge that deals with ambiguous references in data and whose task is to identify all references that co-refer. Due to practical significance of the ER problem, many creative ER techniques have...

Indeterministic Handling of Uncertain Decisions in Deduplication
Fabian Panse, Maurice van Keulen, Norbert Ritter
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2435221.2435225

In current research and practice, deduplication is usually considered as a deterministic approach in which database tuples are either declared to be duplicates or not. In ambiguous situations, however, it is often not completely clear-cut, which...

A Graduate-Level Course on Entity Resolution and Information Quality: A Step toward ER Education
Yinle Zhou, Eric Nelson, Fumiko Kobayashi, John R. Talburt
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2435221.2435226

This article discusses the topics, approaches, and lessons learned in teaching a graduate-level course covering entity resolution (ER) and its relationship to information quality (IQ). The course surveys a broad spectrum of ER topics and...