Advanced OpenRefine: Using regular expressions (repeat session)

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Acton Gorton of Chicago Tribune
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 13 at 11:30am
  • Location: Gold Coin
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This class will cover using some of the advanced regular expressions and cleaning techniques available in OpenRefine.

The session is best for: people who have used OpenRefine or its predecessor, Google Refine, for simple data cleaning tasks such as faceting, simple clustering, and common transformations.

Speaker Bios

  • Acton is a newsroom product engineer for Tribune Publishing, positioned within the Chicago Tribune newsroom. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign studying in the field of Informatics, specializing in data analytics and information visualization. His research focuses on the use of augmented reality as a medium for data-driven news and as a tool for assisting journalists in their work. Gorton's work has appeared with the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Morning Call, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, and CU-CitizenAccess.org.

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