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Preparation of name and address data for record linkage using hidden Markov models

  • Tim Churches1Email author,
  • Peter Christen2,
  • Kim Lim1 and
  • Justin Xi Zhu2
Contributed equally
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making20022:9

Received: 29 October 2002

Accepted: 13 December 2002

Published: 13 December 2002

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Original Submission
29 Oct 2002 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Nov 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - J. Michael Dean
3 Dec 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - William E. Yancey
8 Dec 2002 Author responded Author comments - Tim Churches
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Dec 2002 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Dec 2002 Editorially accepted
13 Dec 2002 Article published 10.1186/1472-6947-2-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Epidemiology and Research, Public Health Division, New South Wales Department of Health
Department of Computer Science, Australian National University