Introduction

Overview

Teaching: 10 min
Exercises: 0 min
Questions
  • What is OpenRefine useful for?

Objectives
  • Describe OpenRefine’s uses and applications.

  • Differentiate data cleaning from data organization.

  • Experiment with OpenRefine’s user interface.

  • Locate helpful resources to learn more about OpenRefine.

Lesson

Motivations for the OpenRefine Lesson

Before we get started

The following setup is necessary before we can get started (see the instructions here.)

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What is OpenRefine?

It can also help you

OpenRefine is a powerful, free, and open source tool with a large growing community of practice. More help can be found at https://openrefine.org.

More Information of OpenRefine

You can find out a lot more about OpenRefine at the official user manual docs.openrefine.org. There is a Google Group that can answer a lot of beginner questions and problems. OpenRefine recipes, scripts, projects, and extensions are available too, where you can find and copy them into your OpenRefine instance to run on your dataset.

Features

Key Points

  • OpenRefine is a powerful, free and open source tool that can be used for data cleaning.

  • OpenRefine will automatically track any steps you take in working with your data.