Data Matching: Basic Concepts
Each implementation of Data Matching inevitably raises the question of an adequate configuration of the matching engine(s) that support the matching process. Whether we only intend to run rare searches for duplicate records in a single data base, or we are expected to implement a fully autonomous complex architecture to match and consolidate the various types of data (companies, contact persons, transactions, etc.) arriving from a multitude of disparate data sources – we will need to apply a number of basic concepts that go with any Data Matching functionality. In this paper we provide a brief overview of those basic concepts in a relatively simple and visual manner.