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Informatics, Balkan Conference in (2009)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Sept. 17, 2009 to Sept. 19, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3783-2
pp: 101-106
Phonetic codes such as Soundex and Metaphone havebeen used in the past to address the Record Linkage Problem.However, to the best of our knowledge, no particulareffort was made within this context towards privacy assuranceduring the matching process. Phonetic codes have aninteresting feature which can be cornerstone to providingprivacy. They are mappings of strings which do not exhibitthe one-to-one property.In this paper, we present a novel protocol for achieving privacypreserving record linkage using phonetics, we provideproof of correctness for our approach and finally we illustrateexperimental results concerning performance andmatching accuracy. The proposed protocol can be equallywell applied to codes different than the phonetic ones, which do not exhibit the one-to-one property, such as hash tables with comparable results.
Privacy, Data Integration, Approximate Record Matching, Phonetic Codes

A. Karakasidis and V. S. Verykios, "Privacy Preserving Record Linkage Using Phonetic Codes," Informatics, Balkan Conference in(BCI), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009, pp. 101-106.
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