- A Baseline Method for Genealogical Entity Resolution
- Workshop on Population Reconstruction
- Book/source title
- Proceedings Workshop Population Reconstruction: 19-21 February 2014, Amsterdam
- Amsterdam: Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis
- Document type
- Conference contribution
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Informatics Institute (IVI)
In this paper we study the application of entity resolution (ER) techniques on a real-world multi-source genealogical dataset. Our goal is to identify all persons involved in various notary acts and link them to their birth, marriage and death certificates. In order to evaluate the performance of a baseline approach based on existing techniques, an interactive interface is developed for getting feedback from human experts in the field of genealogy. We perform an empirical evaluation in terms of precision, recall and F-score. We show that the baseline approach is not sufficient for our purposes and discuss future improvements.
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