Mainzelliste is a web-based first-level pseudonymization service. It allows for the creation of personal identifiers (PID) from identifying attributes (IDAT), and thanks to the record linkage functionality, this is even possible with poor quality identifying data. The functions are available through a RESTful web interface.
The following article describes the underlying concepts of Mainzelliste and the motivation for its development. Please cite it when referring to Mainzelliste in publications:
Lablans M, Borg A, Ückert F. A RESTful interface to pseudonymization services in modern web applications. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015, 15:2. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6947/15/2.
Java developers should have a look at Mainzelliste.Client, a library that handles the HTTP calls necessary for using Mainzelliste in a client application.
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