DCA’s Nirvana software selected by DIA New Zealand

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The Data Moderation Project was established by the Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand (DIA) to fulfil a legal requirement for the BDM Registry to match death records with the appropriate birth record.

In order to meet the responsibilities of this project DIA BDM was charged with the resolution and delivery of a new business process that required definition and implementation to allow the matching of as many death to birth records as is practically possible. This was to incorporate the use of data and images.

This process was to use approximately 8 million records across the New Zealand Births and Deaths registries.

DCA has been engaged to provide its specialised data cleansing, enhancing and matching services using its Nirvana software. The software is required to process the birth and death registry data using customised algorithms developed in conjunction with DIA to meet the varying requirements and specific personal nature of the data. DCA’s Nirvana software provides a solution that is able to process these large data sets, with the flexibility to predefine and change at will, algorithms to allow for varying data conditions based on the nature of the initial data capture.

DCA’s deduplication technology has been recognised by the DIA as critical to helping them improve the integrity and quality of the record matches previously unidentified. In addition to this a DIA team leader has stated that a component of the DCA pre-processed data has been shown to be twice as effective, doubling the productivity of DIA staff working with this information.

July 2009

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