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ZZ980G: Physical Module Algorithms for InfoSphere MDM V11



Recommended duration: 2 Days

Skill level: Intermediate


Do you want to find duplicates and perfect a search algorithm for your InfoSphere MDM Physical implementation?

Then this course is designed for you. The InfoSphere MDM V11 Physical Module Algorithms course prepares you to work with and customize the algorithm configurations deployed to the InfoSphere MDM Probabilistic Matching Engine (PME) for the Physical MDM implementation. The PME is the heart of all Matching and Searching for entities (Person, Organization, etc) that exist in InfoSphere MDM.

This course has a heavy emphasis on the exercises, where you will implement the customization discussed in the course to perform matching and searching on fields not provided by the default implementation.

At the end of this course it is expected you will feel comfortable customizing an algorithm for the PME for a Physical implementation.

Training Paths that reference this course are:


PME and Physical Overview

  • Physical MDM Overview

  • Terminology (Entity, Critical Data, Business Object)

  • PME and Physical MDM ( Algorithms, Weights, Comparison Scores, Thresholds)

  • Physical MDM Suspect Duplicate Processing

  • Physical MDM Probabilistic Search

  • Exercise: Testing the default Physical PME algorithm

Physical PME Data Model and Mapping

  • Default Physical BObjs and mapping to PME

  • Virtual Party Template

  • Default Party Configuration project

  • Exercise: Loading default Physical PME Configuration project

Physical MDM Algorithms

  • Standardization

  • Bucketing

  • Comparison Functions

  • Exercise: Explore and customize the default Physical Algorithm

Bucket Analysis

  • Analysis Overview

  • Attribute Completeness

  • Bucket Analysis

  • Exercise: Analyzing our Buckets


  • Weights Overview (Frequency-based weights, Edit Distance weights and Parameterize weights)

  • The weight formula

  • Running weight generation

  • Analyzing weights

  • Bulk Cross Match process

  • Pair Manager

  • Threshold calculations

  • Exercise: Generate Weights

  • Exercise: Pair Manager and Threshold Calculations

  • Exercise: Deploying the Physical MDM PME Configuration

Physical MDM PME Adapters and Converters

  • MDM PME Adapter overview

  • MDM Outbound and Inbound Converters

  • Exercise: Creating a custom converter


Day 1

  • Unit 1: PME and Physical Overview

  • Unit 2: Physical PME Data Model and Mapping

  • Unit 3: Physical MDM Algorithms

Day 2

  • Unit 4: Bucket Analysis

  • Unit 5: Weights

  • Unit 6: Physical MDM PME Adapters and Converters