Friday, November 22 / 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 131
Evaluating Record Linkage Methods

Chair: Jael Goldsmith Weil, Universidad Central de Chile
Discussant: Richard Zijdeman, International Institute of Social History

1. Evaluating Record Linkage Algorithms Using Complete-Count U.K. Census DataKrzysztof Karbownik, Northwestern University; Anthony Wray, University of Southern Denmark.

2. Birth, Death, and Record Linkage: Correcting Bias in Population Flow Estimators Induced by Imperfect Record LinkageElan Segarra, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

3. Obtaining and Using Better Training Data to Improve Record Linkage Performance: A Case Study Linking the 1900 and 1910 Full-Count US CensusesJonas Helgertz, University of Minnesota/Lund University; Jacob Wellington, University of Minnesota; Kelly Thompson, University of Minnesota; Joseph P. Price, Brigham Young University.

4. Creating Large-Scale Longitudinal Historical Data on a Budget: Assessing the Impact of Standardization and Linking Methods on Linkage Rates and Quality in Danish MaterialBarbara Revuelta-Eugercios, Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet); Helene Castenbrandt, Lund University; Anne Løkke, University of Copenhagen; Asbjørn Thomsen, Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet).

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