Entity Resolution and Information Quality - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123819727, 9780123819734

Entity Resolution and Information Quality

1st Edition

Authors: John R. Talburt
Paperback ISBN: 9780123819727
eBook ISBN: 9780123819734
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 8th December 2010
Page Count: 256
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Description

Entity Resolution and Information Quality presents topics and definitions, and clarifies confusing terminologies regarding entity resolution and information quality. It takes a very wide view of IQ, including its six-domain framework and the skills formed by the International Association for Information and Data Quality {IAIDQ). The book includes chapters that cover the principles of entity resolution and the principles of Information Quality, in addition to their concepts and terminology. It also discusses the Fellegi-Sunter theory of record linkage, the Stanford Entity Resolution Framework, and the Algebraic Model for Entity Resolution, which are the major theoretical models that support Entity Resolution. In relation to this, the book briefly discusses entity-based data integration (EBDI) and its model, which serve as an extension of the Algebraic Model for Entity Resolution. There is also an explanation of how the three commercial ER systems operate and a description of the non-commercial open-source system known as OYSTER. The book concludes by discussing trends in entity resolution research and practice. Students taking IT courses and IT professionals will find this book invaluable.

Key Features

  • First authoritative reference explaining entity resolution and how to use it effectively
  • Provides practical system design advice to help you get a competitive advantage
  • Includes a companion site with synthetic customer data for applicatory exercises, and access to a Java-based Entity Resolution program.

Readership

Database administrators, data/Information analysts, information and enterprise architects, data warehouse and systems engineers, and software developers working on an identity resolution engine or middleware stack.

Table of Contents


Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 Principles of Entity Resolution

Entity Resolution

Entity Resolution Activities

Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 2 Principles of Information Quality

Information Quality

IQ and the Quality of Information

Two IP Examples

IQ Management

Information versus Process

IQ and HPC

The Evolution of Information Quality

IQ as an Academic Discipline

IQ and ER

Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 3 Entity Resolution Models

Overview

The Fellegi-Sunter Model

SERF Model

Algebraic Model

ENRES Meta-Model

Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 4 Entity-Based Data Integration

Introduction

Formal Framework for Describing EBDI

Optimizing Selection Operator Accuracy

More Complex Selection Rules

Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 5 Entity Resolution Systems

Introduction

DataFlux dfPowerStudio

Infoglide Identity Resolution Engine

Acxiom AbiliTec

Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 6 The OYSTER Project

Background

OYSTER Logic

Transitive Equivalence Example

Asserted Equivalence Example

Febrl: Open-Source Project

Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 7 Trends in Entity Resolution Research and Applications

Introduction

ER and Information Hubs

Association Analysis and Social Networks

HPC in ER

Integration of ER and IQ

Entity-Based Data Integration

Fundamental ER Research

Summary

Review Questions

Bibliography

Glossary

Appendix

Index






Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Morgan Kaufmann 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
eBook ISBN:
9780123819734
Paperback ISBN:
9780123819727

About the Author

John R. Talburt

Dr. John R. Talburt is Professor of Information Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where he is the Coordinator for the Information Quality Graduate Program and the Executive Director of the UALR Center for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ). He is also the Chief Scientist for Black Oak Partners, LLC, an information quality solutions company. Prior to his appointment at UALR he was the leader for research and development and product innovation at Acxiom Corporation, a global leader in information management and customer data integration. Professor Talburt holds several patents related to customer data integration and the author of numerous articles on information quality and entity resolution, and is the author of Entity Resolution and Information Quality (Morgan Kaufmann, 2011). He also holds the IAIDQ Information Quality Certified Professional (IQCP) credential.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Information Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR, USA

Reviews

"This book is comprehensive, timely, and on the leading edge of the topic. In addition to being comprehensive and systematic, the book has two distinct characteristics: (1) it addresses the issue of entity relationships, which go beyond entity matching. This novel approach generates much richer information about entities; (2) it discusses not only techniques, but also systems that implement the techniques. This system-oriented approach helps the reader to see how to apply the techniques for problem solving."--Dr. Hongwei (Harry) Zhu - Assistant Professor of Information Technology in the College of Business and Public Administration, Old Dominion University

"Talburt, the author of this book, is one of the organizers of the first graduate degree program in information quality, hosted by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The book contains seven easy-to-read chapters. A chapter on trends and research topics in entity resolution closes this short textbook. Some of the suggestions will undoubtedly encourage graduate students to pursue their research on data integration topics. The book offers interesting pointers and bibliographic references for exploring new avenues of research."--Computing Reviews

"Talburt (information science, U. of Arkansas-Little Rock) presents a textbook developed from a graduate course on the two emerging specialties within information science. Students tend to come from a number of disciplines, so no deep background in information science is assumed, and the material may even be suitable for upper-level undergraduate courses. He covers principles of entity resolution and information quality, entity resolution models and systems, entity-based data integration, the OYSTER open-source software development project, and trends in research and applications."--SciTech Book News