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  1. Other names associated with record linkage are entity disambiguation, entity resolution, co-reference resolution, matching, and data fusion, meaning that records which are linked or co-referent can be thought of as corresponding to the same underlying entity. The number of names is reflective of a vast literature in social science, statistics, computer science, and information sciences.

  2. If you have examples from your own research using the methods we describe in this chapter, please submit a link to the paper (and/or code) here:

  3. “Administrative data” typically refers to data generated by the administration of a government program, as distinct from deliberate survey collection.

  4. This topic is discussed in more detail in Chapter Data Quality and Inference Errors.

  5. This topic (quality of data, preprocessing issues) is discussed in more detail in Chapter Introduction.

  6. This topic is discussed in more detail in Chapter Data Quality and Inference Errors.

  7. This topic is discussed in more detail in Chapter Machine Learning.

  8. See Chapter Privacy and Confidentiality.

  9. This topic is discussed in more detail in Chapter Privacy and Confidentiality.

  10. See