Linguistic Identity Matching

Book Title

 By Bertrand Lisbach and Victoria Meyer 


A name can be a valuable tool for investigating fraudsters around the world. Using identity matching techniques, a name can be checked against many types of databases, including those of known criminals, terrorists and other sanctioned parties. However, identity matching can become complex considering the multitude of countries and organizations maintaining these databases; each using their own language’s translations of the name you are attempting to match.

In this book, you will learn about the influences that languages, writing systems and cultural conventions have on personal names, allowing you to choose better name variations to use in your searches. By using the linguistic identity matching approach, you can balance the risk of missing a match with the costs of overmatching.

Product Details:
Copyright 2013
Paperback, 244 Pages
Springer Vieweg; 2013 edition

Table of Contents:


Part I: Introduction to Linguistic Identity Matching

Chapter 1: Basic Concepts

Chapter 2: The Application of Identity Matching Techniques

Chapter 3: Introduction to Proper Names

Chapter 4: Transcription

Chapter 5: Derivative Forms of Names

Chapter 6: Phonetically Similar Names

Chapter 7: Typos

Part II: Name Matching Methods

Chapter 8: Name Matching Methods of the First Generation

Chapter 9: Second Generation Name Matching Methods

Chapter 10: Third Generation Name Matching Methods

Chapter 11: Benchmark Study

Chapter III: Into the New Paradigm

Chapter 12: Name Matching and Identity Matching

Chapter 13: Evaluation of Identity Matching Software

Chapter 14: A Linguistic Search Standard