chapter  10
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idMesh: Graph-Based Disambiguation of Online Identities

This final Chapter extends some of the techniques developed throughout the book for schemas and mappings to a new kind of digital artifacts, namely digital identities. In the following, we tackle the problem of disambiguating identifiable entities on the Web. A user-driven scheme is proposed where graphs of identities self-organize in a dynamic and probabilistic manner. The solution has two desirable properties:

(i) it allows end-users to freely define associations between arbitrary identities, and

(ii) it probabilistically infers identity relationships based on uncertain links using constraint-satisfaction mechanisms.