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1. Software name:

G-Link (replaces Generalized Record Linkage System – GRLS)

2. Contact details:

Name:Michael Wenzowski
email:michael.wenzowski@statcan.gc.ca
organisation:Statistics Canada

3. Main purpose of the software:

Generalized probabilistic record linkage tool

4. Level of importance:

Strategic

5. Input format(s) (e.g. csv, xml,...):

Current version accepts input from system files and SAS datasets, future releases to accept SQL-based RDBMS

6. Output format(s) (e.g. csv, xml,...):

Current version produces output to system files and SAS datasets, future releases to output SQL-based RDBMS

7. Programming language(s):

C, C++, C# and VB.Net

8. Code availability:

Closed source

9. Charges:

Payment

10. Development status:

11. Operating system(s):

Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista & 7), plus Unix

12. User/natural language:

Interface, help and documentation available in English and French. Interface easily adapts to other languages as required

13. Demo/trial version available?:

Yes

14. Do you provide training and/or consultancy for this software for other organisations?:

Yes

15. Do you provide support for this software for other organisations?:

Yes

16. Does detailed documentation exist for developers?:

17. Does detailed documentation exist for users of the software?:

18. In which language(s) is the documentation available?:

19. Please provide a link to any documentation available online:

20. Other documentation (please upload attachments or give details):

The following documents can be provided on request:
G-Link User Guides

21. Please list other statistical organisations that are known to use this software:

22. Other information:

23. Is the software compliant with the HLG vision?*:

24. In which areas is the software compliant with the HLG compliance criteria?:

 

 

 

 

*Click here for details of the criteria for compliance with the HLG vision. (Owners of software have the primary responsibility for deciding whether software meets the criteria. However, in cases of disagreement the Sharing Advisory Board will adjudicate.) 


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