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Figure 2: Record linkage results represented as graphs. Nodes represent records, matches correspond to edges. Solid edges represent matches in the gold standard; dotted edges represent matches determined in the EKR NRW. Left: four records pertaining to two persons that were considered pertaining to one person in the cancer registry (homonym error). Right: three records for one person that were considered as two records for one person and one record for another person (synonym error).