Title: Record linkage in organisations: a review and directions for future research

Authors: Tengku Adil Tengku Izhar; Torab Torabi; M. Ishaq Bhatti

Addresses: Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, La Trobe University, Victoria, 3086, Australia ' La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Victoria, 3086, Australia

Abstract: Record linkage is a task of identifying data from large datasets across different data sources. Although record linkage approach has been applied in many areas, there is limited discussion on the literature that gives an overview on recent development that addressed record linkage in the scope of the organisational goals. This paper is classified according to the recent development on record linkage as an approach to drive the understanding of the dependencies of organisational data in relation to the organisational goals. We observed recent literature based on this classification to identify recent development on record linkage. The results show that there is no study in evaluating record linkage in the scope of organisational data that relate to the organisational goals. The contribution of this paper will serve as a first step to develop the dependency relationship between organisational data and organisational goals.

Keywords: record linkage; data goal dependency; data linkage; organisational goals; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDS.2017.088103

International Journal of Data Science, 2017 Vol.2 No.4, pp.325 - 351

Received: 20 Mar 2015
Accepted: 11 Oct 2015

Published online: 14 Nov 2017 *

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