PMID: 14728536Jan 20, 2004

A probabilistic similarity metric for Medline records: a model for author name disambiguation

AMIA ... Annual Symposium Proceedings
Vetle I TorvikNeil R Smalheiser

Abstract

We present a model for automatically generating training sets and estimating the probability that a pair of Medline records sharing a last and first name initial are authored by the same individual, based on shared title words, journal name, co-authors, medical subject headings, language, and affiliation, as well as distinctive features of the name itself (i.e., presence of middle initial, suffix, and prevalence in Medline).

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