Embodiments may be described as including identifying, by a primary computer device, multiple records, each having one or more attributes and standardizing, through the primary computer device each of the records; assigning, by the primary computer device, an index to one or more of the attributes; providing, via the primary device instructions for clustering the standard plurality of records in parallel to form one or more clusters, with each consisting of records that share the same index, and the clusters are within a group. Receiving from the primary device computer, one or more groups, each group consisting of one or more clusters that share a same index; and linking one or more of records within a cluster to another one or more of the multitude of records of another cluster in the same group.

The invention is generally applicable to record linkage, but more specifically , parallelized record linking.

Record linkage is the task of locating records within the data set that are linked to the same entity across multiple sources of data, including books, data files websites and databases. Record linkage can be beneficial in joining data sets based on entitiesthat may share a common identifier however differ in the shape of records, storage location or preference. Record linkage is usually performed in a sequential fashion.

The first feature of this invention concerns an automated process that involves identifying multiple records that have at least one attribute as well as standardizing them and assigning an index to each of these attributes, and supplying instructions for clustering the standardized plurality in parallel into one or more clusters. Each cluster may include records that share the same index. Receiving from the primary device either two or more groups, and linking either or both of them within a cluster to another group in the same group.

In a further aspect of the invention, there is a computer program product including a computer readable storage medium having instructions for program execution embodied within. A computing device can use the program instructions to determine a number of records, each having some or more attributes; standardize this plurality, assign an index one or several of the more attributes; and cluster the standardized plurality into clusters of one or more with each cluster having records having the same index. assign a pair comprising a first group consisting of one or two clusters and a second set comprising more clusters.

A system is also described in another aspect of the invention. It includes the processor, computer-readable memory and a computer-readable storage medium. The system includes instructions for identifying a plurality records having one or more attributes. The instructions for the program also include instructions to standardize the multitude of records, and to assign an index for one. Instructions from the program are used to organize the standardized plurality of records in parallel into one or more clusters. Each cluster contains records that have the same index, and each group includes one or two clusters with the same index. Programming instructions are used to form one or more groups. Instructions can be stored on a computer-readable medium, and they are accessible to the processor for execution using the computer-readable memory.

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