Below are several important record linking references. More complete lists of record linking references may be found in the two overview papers labeled (Overview).
Fellegi, I. P., and Sunter, A. B. 1969. A theory for record linkage. Journal of the American Statistical Society 64:1183-1210.
Winkler WE: Overview of Record Linkage and Current Research Directions. In Book Overview of Record Linkage and Current Research Directions. Volume 2006-2. City: Statistical Research Division, U.S. Census Bureau; 2006:44, pp. 44.
A. K. Elmagarmid, P. G. Ipeirotis, and V. S. Verykios, Duplicate record detection: A survey,- IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 1-16, 2007.
S. Tejada, C. A. Knoblock, and S. Minton, Learning domain independent string transformation weights for high accuracy object identification, in ACM SIGKDD’02, Edmonton, 2002.
P. Christen, A comparison of personal name matching: Techniques and practical issues, in Workshop on Mining Complex Data, held at IEEE ICDM’06, Hong Kong, 2006.
W. W. Cohen, P. Ravikumar, and S. Fienberg, A comparison of string distance metrics for name-matching tasks, in Workshop on Information Integration on the Web, held at IJCAI’03, Acapulco, 2003.
H.B. Newcombe, J.M. Kennedy, S. Axford, and A. James, Automatic Linkage of Vital Records, Science, vol. 130, no. 3381, pp. 954-959, Oct. 1959.
H.B. Newcombe and J.M. Kennedy, Record Linkage: Making Maximum Use of the Discriminating Power of Identifying Information, Comm. ACM, vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 563-566, Nov. 1962.
H.B. Newcombe, Record Linking: The Design of Efficient Systems for Linking Records into Individual and Family Histories, Am. J. Human Genetics, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 335-359, May 1967.
Winkler, W. E. (1995), "Matching and Record Linkage," in B. G. Cox, D. A. Binder, B. N. Chinnappa, A. Christianson, Colledge, M. A., and P. S. Kott (eds.) Business Survey Methods, New York: J. Wiley, 355-384.
Herzog, T. N., Scheuren, F., and Winkler, W.E., (2010), “Record Linkage,” in (D. W. Scott, Y. Said, and E. Wegman, eds.) Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, New York, N. Y.: Wiley, 2 (5), September/October, 535-543.