The Linked Data Integration Framework


Stable releases can be downloaded. The framework can be used under the terms of the Apache Software License.

The latest source code is available from the project's Git repository and can be browsed online.

Version History

Version Comment Release Date
2.7.1 Improved JSON dataset, faster plugin loading and bugfixes. 2016-02-12
2.7.0 New geospatial plugins by Panayiotis Smeros. 2016-02-12
2.6.1 Various improvements and bugfixes. 2015-06-04
2.6.0 New Version of the Workbench
Plugin System
Silk Free Text Preprocessor
2.5.3 Various improvements and bugfixes. 2012-03-06
2.5.2 Adding active learning of linkage rules. 2011-11-17
2.5.1 Various improvements to the Workbench. 2011-10-21
2.5 Added support for learning linkage rules. 2011-10-03
2.4.2 SPARQL/Update output
Dump file input
Improved indexing
Many improvements to the Silk Workbench
2.4.1 Introduces per-comparison thresholds.
New data transformations and distance measures including token-based distance measures.
Improved Silk Workbench.
2.4 Added the new Silk Workbench, a web application which guides the user through the process of interlinking different data sources.
2.3 Improved loading perfomance: Multiple parallel SPARQL queries are executed, while their results are merged on the fly.
Improved matching performance: New blocking method offers greatly improved performance.
Improved overall performance: Matching tasks are now executed concurrently to loading data instead of waiting for the complete data set to be loaded.
2.2 Added Silk MapReduce 2010-10-06
2.1 Added Silk Server
Added a geographical distance metric by Konrad Höffner (MOLE subgroup of Research Group AKSW, University of Leipzig)
2.0 Reimplementation of the Silk framework in Scala.
Improved scalability and performance.
Prematching replaced by a more transparent blocking.
Configuration is checked for consistency prior to link generation.
Support of the OAEI Alignment format.
(Anja and Robert)
0.2 Added prematching of data items (Julius).
The Silk 0.2 language specification is still available and Silk 0.2 framework can be downloaded from GoogleCode.
0.1 Initial Release of the Python version of the Silk framework (Julius and Chris) 2009-02-01