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Client side tool for clkhash and blocklib

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Anonlink Client

Client-facing API to interact with anonlink system including command line tools and Rest API communication. Anonlink system needs the following three components to work together:

This package provides an easy to use API to interact with the above packages to complete a record linkage job.

The way to interact with anonlink system is via Command Line Tool anonlink. You can hash data containing PII (Personal Identifying Information) locally using anonlink hash, generate candidate blocks locally to scale up record linkage using anonlink block, create a record linkage job in entity service with anonlink create-project etc.


Currently manual install:

pip install anonlink-client


CLI Tool

After installation, you should have a anonlink program in your path. For example, to hash PII data alice.csv locally with schema schema.json and secret horse, run:

$ anonlink hash 'alice.csv' 'horse' 'schema.json' 'encoded-entities.json'

It will generate the CLK output and store in clk.json. To find out how to define the schema for your PII data, please refer this page for details.

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