A Silk site consists of a number of pages. Pages can contain text, images and widgets. The information in a Silk site can be structured easily. This results in powerful search, navigation and visualizations.
The data model
The pages on a Silk site together form an underlying data model, or database, which can be described as follows:
- Each page has a name, which tells us what this page is about. For example "Barack Obama".
- Each page can have a page category, which tells us what kind of page this is. "Barack Obama" is a "President".
- Each page can contain links, which point to a related page, such as "Michelle Obama".
- Each page can contain tags, which represent a fact about the topic. On the "Barack Obama" page "4 August 1961" has been tagged with "Birth date".
- Each link can also be tagged, to specify the relation between these two pages. "Michelle Obama" can be tagged as the "Wife" of "Barack Obama", for example.
Search and navigation
Visualizations and explore mode
If you have your own Silk site, you can insert these visualizations on any page as widgets.
Private and public sites
Silk sites can be publicly viewable, or can be kept private. Add users to your site to give others the ability to create or edit pages. If your site is private, you need to do this as well to have others view your site.
Each Silk site can also be accessed through our extensive read/write API.
Create your own site
If you want to create your own Silk site, sign up for Silk.