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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Research Question
Date Thu, 19 Mar 2009 18:25:07 GMT
What you are trying to do is called record linkage.   There is a fair  
amount of info in the Lucene archives on this, see

As Erick says, you will need more info than just the name to do  
this.   I doubt you will be able to get completely automated, but you  
should be able to obtain good results such that the outliers are easy  
for a human to handle.


On Mar 19, 2009, at 12:47 PM, bruce wrote:

> Hi...
> This may/may not have anything to do with Lucene/Nutch, but I  
> figured I'd
> ask/post anyway.
> I'm working on a project, dealing with courses/classes on college  
> sites. I'm
> trying to figure out how to create an automated process where I can  
> create a
> process to link a given faculty member to a given class..
> The issue arises where a class will have an instructor. However,  
> there might
> be multiple instructors with the same name listed in the faculty/staff
> directory for the college. I'm interested in various/different  
> approaches to
> solving this issue. My hope is that someone here might have a
> pointer.reference to areas that I can examine/research to figure  
> this out..
> Thanks in advance for any assistance with this issue.
> Thanks
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