Sorted Neighborhood

Multi-pass sorted neighborhood blocking with MapReduce

Kolb, L; Thor, A; Rahm, E

Abstract Cloud infrastructures enable the efficient parallel
execution of data-intensive tasks such as entity resolution on
large datasets. We investigate challenges and possible solu-
tions of using the MapReduce programming model for par-
allel entity resolution using Sorting Neighborhood blocking
(SN). We propose and evaluate two efficient MapReduce-
based implementations for single- and multi-pass SN that
either use multiple MapReduce jobs or apply a tailored data
replication. We also propose an automatic data partitioning
approach for multi-pass SN to achieve load balancing. Our

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