SAIM: (Semi-)Automatic Instance Matcher

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The original intention behind SAIM (pronounced like “same”) was to provide an interface desgined to support instance matching on RDF data. Its main apllication was then intended to support the discovery of links between knowledge bases across the Linked Data Web with semi-automic approaches. In addition to providing achieving this goal by provinding interfaces that allow users either manually or semi-automatically generating class matchings, property matchings and link specifications, SAIM has been paired with LIMES and now provides an extended range of functionality. For example, it now includes interfaces the fully unsupervised learning of link specifications. In addition, LIMES' machine learning algorithms such as RAVEN (RApid actiVE liNking) and EAGLE (Efficient Active Learning of Link Specifications Using Genetic Programming) can be utilized in SAIM.

Demo Homepage


User Interface

A pre-alpha version of the SAIM user interface is available here. SAIM is localized (the screenshot shows it in a german browser) with english and german localization existing. If you want to provide an additional language just let us know and we can provide you with a resource file template.

Veri Links (Game Based Link Verification)

As a module of SAIM, we developed an interlinking game with a prupose (GWAP). By verifying links, you earn points, which you can use in the main game to defend against invadors (and save world - as usual). If you disagree with many other users, then you can also get penalties. In the admin console, arbitrary linksets can be uploaded. Depending on the data, facts about resources are displayed in lists or on a map. Try it:

Developing SAIM using Eclipse

  1. Make sure you have Java 6, Maven 2 and Eclipse (preferably JEE) installed.
  2. Install the Subclipse plugin for Subversion support.
  3. Install the Eclipse m2e Maven plugin for Maven support and m2e extras "Maven SCM handler for Subclipse".
  4. "File >> New >> Other..." >> "Checkout Maven Projects from SCM"
  5. Set SCM URL type to "svn" and enter as URL
  6. Choose "Finish"

Project Team

Former Members


AKSW Colloquium, 13th February, 3pm, Evaluating Entity Linking ( 2017-02-09T15:53:07+01:00 Michael Roeder)

2017-02-09T15:53:07+01:00 Michael Roeder

On the 13th of February at 3 PM, Michael Röder will present the two papers “Evaluating Entity Linking: An Analysis of Current Benchmark Datasets and a Roadmap for Doing a Better Job” of van Erp et al. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 13th February, 3pm, Evaluating Entity Linking"

SLIPO project kick-off meeting ( 2017-02-03T12:59:48+01:00 by Sandra Bartsch)

2017-02-03T12:59:48+01:00 by Sandra Bartsch

SLIPO, a new InfAI project kicked-off between the 18th and 20th of January in Athens, Greece. Funded by the EU-program “Horizon 2020”, the project is planned to have an operational time until the 31st of December 2019. Read more about "SLIPO project kick-off meeting"

AKSW Colloquium 30.Jan.2017 ( 2017-01-30T13:24:04+01:00 by Simon Bin)

2017-01-30T13:24:04+01:00 by Simon Bin

In the upcoming Colloquium, Simon Bin will discuss the paper “Towards Analytics Aware Ontology Based Access to Static and Streaming Data” by Evgeny Kharlamov that has been presented at ISWC2017. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium 30.Jan.2017"

AKSW Colloquium, 23.01.2017, Automatic Mappings of Tables to Knowledge Graphs and Open Table Extraction ( 2017-01-20T14:02:35+01:00 by Ivan Ermilov)

2017-01-20T14:02:35+01:00 by Ivan Ermilov

Automatic Mappings of Tables to Knowledge Graphs and Open Table Extraction On the upcoming colloquium on 23.01. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 23.01.2017, Automatic Mappings of Tables to Knowledge Graphs and Open Table Extraction"

PRESS RELEASE: “HOBBIT so far.” is now available ( 2017-01-09T14:22:29+01:00 by Sandra Bartsch)

2017-01-09T14:22:29+01:00 by Sandra Bartsch

The latest release informs about the conferences our team attended in 2016 as well as about the published blogposts. Read more about "PRESS RELEASE: “HOBBIT so far.” is now available"