Silk - a link discovery framework for the web of data

Volz, J; Bizer, C; Gaedke, M; Kobilarov, G
Volz, J
Bizer, C
Gaedke, M
Kobilarov, G
Proc. 2nd Workshop Linked Data on the Web
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100 - 499
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The Web of Data is built upon two simple ideas: Employ the RDF
data model to publish structured data on the Web and to set
explicit RDF links between entities within different data sources.
This paper presents the Silk – Link Discovery Framework, a tool
for finding relationships between entities within different data
sources. Data publishers can use Silk to set RDF links from their
data sources to other data sources on the Web. Silk features a
declarative language for specifying which types of RDF links
should be discovered between data sources as well as which
conditions entities must fulfill in order to be interlinked. Link
conditions may be based on various similarity metrics and can
take the graph around entities into account, which is addressed
using a path-based selector language. Silk accesses data sources
over the SPARQL protocol and