PDXPUG: August meeting

When: 6-8pm Thursday August 20, 2015
Where: Iovation
Who: Robert Berry
What: Record Linking (entity resolution)

In this presentation we will grapple with the un-joinable itself, and see if we may not join it after all. The presentation explores the record linking problem (entity resolution) in the context of PostgreSQL. This problem generally arises when you have multiple data sources (or duplicates) without a reliable key to resolve multiple records to the same entity. First the problem is explored, then a general approach to developing a solution is presented, and finally there will be some pro tips.

Robert is a digital janitor. He consults/contracts in Portland to help companies in search of improved data quality.


If you have a job posting or event you would like me to announce at the meeting, please send it along. The deadline for inclusion is 5pm the day before the meeting.

Our meeting will be held at Iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

Elevators open at 5:45 and building security closes access to the floor at 6:30.

See you there!

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