"A person is identified when his identity/identification directly follows from a piece of information."
I would go with "identity." I think of "identification" as the process by which you find out someone's identity. Do you agree?
Last edited by Allen165; 25-Mar-2011 at 16:28.
As you say, "identification" is the process of realising the identity of the person.
"Information can help you make an identification of a person."
"Information can help you realise the identity of a person."
"Information can help you in identifying a person."
In any case, I would not use "identity/identification" twice in the same sentence.
"A person is identified when we find out who s/he is by directly following a piece of information."