Category Archives: Entity Linking (SALT)

HPCC Internal Entity Linking through SALT – A Quick Start Guide – Pt. 3

This post is the third part of a series that aims to provide simple steps for a novice user to “get going” with HPCC’s SALT Internal Linking. Please see here for further information on the series. 

We should by now have a file (people_draft.mod) which contains all the ECL code to calculate the Field Specificities for our dataset. As such, we can proceed with:

  1. Importing the ECL Code into the IDE and calculating the Field Specificities
  2. Performing our first Internal Linking Iteration
  3. Performing subsequent Iterations

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HPCC Internal Entity Linking through SALT – A Quick Start Guide – Pt. 2

This post is the second part of a series that aims to provide simple steps for a novice user to “get going” with HPCC’s SALT Internal Linking. Please see here for further information on the series. 

Having installed SALT, configured the IDE and sprayed the dataset into your cluster (as described in Part 1 of this series), you should now be in a position to

  1. Start preparing the solution in the ECL IDE
  2. Create a draft SALT Specification File
  3. Generate ECL Code based on the draft SALT spec file

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HPCC Internal Entity Linking through SALT – A Quick Start Guide – Pt. 1

Introduction

Purpose of this series of blog posts is to map out some very simple steps that will allow an HPCC SALT beginner to start Internal Linking Iterations, based on a basic set of Linking Rules. It does not aim to cover the full breadth of features in SALT, nor does it claim that everything stated in this document constitutes “good practice” – all this information can be found in the SALT documentation. It should enable a novice to generate ECL code through SALT that compiles, as well as examine the output of the various internal linking iterations.

The guide is split over multiple posts for the sake of readability, starting from the prerequisites and continuing with the sample dataset preparation, configuration of SALT specification files and finally, the execution of the linking iteration(s):

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