Cleaning data with OpenRefine

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Matt Dempsey of Houston Chronicle
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 10:15am
  • Location: Pinnacle Peak 1
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

We'll go over how to use OpenRefine for common data cleaning problems like parsing and cleaning names and addresses, combining and breaking apart fields and more as time allows.

This session is good for: People with at least some Excel experience.


Speaker Bios

  • Matt Dempsey is the data editor at the Houston Chronicle. He worked on projects involving wildfires, state pensions, and the chemical industry. His passion for public records frequently leads to disclosure of data from all levels of government. His series Chemical Breakdown won the 2016 IRE Innovation award and the National Press Foundation’s “Feddie” award. His work was a key part of the Chronicle’s Pulitzer Prize finalist entry for Breaking News. 

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