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Table 8 Overall performance

From: An efficient record linkage scheme using graphical analysis for identifier error detection

Process Operation Timing
1 Identifier cleaning; forename/surname duplication screening 3 min
2 Construction of unique identifiers 1 min
3 Initial clustering using identifiers 7 min
4 Identity collision detection 10 min
5 Identity collision resolution 2 min
6 Identity collision reassessment 2 min
  1. After initial linkage, a process of collision resolution is applied (see methods). This causes a decrease in the number of clusters containing multiple identifiers, as detailed above.