blink: Record Linkage for Empirically Motivated Priors

An implementation of the model in Steorts (2015) <doi:10.1214/15-BA965SI>, which performs Bayesian entity resolution for categorical and text data, for any distance function defined by the user. In addition, the precision and recall are in the package to allow one to compare to any other comparable method such as logistic regression, Bayesian additive regression trees (BART), or random forests. The experiments are reproducible and illustrated using a simple vignette. LICENSE: GPL-3 + file license.

Version: 1.1.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.2), stringdist, plyr
Imports: stats, utils
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2020-10-06
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.blink
Author: Rebecca Steorts [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Rebecca Steorts <beka at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
CRAN checks: blink results


Reference manual: blink.pdf
Vignettes: Partitions


Package source: blink_1.1.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): blink_1.1.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): blink_1.1.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): blink_1.1.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): blink_1.1.0.tgz
Old sources: blink archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: klsh


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