Intro to OpenRefine

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Martin Magdinier of OpenRefine
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 9:00am
  • Location: Salon 1&2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

OpenRefine is a free, open-source tool for working with messy data. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of OpenRefine features. We will showcase how you can use OpenRefine to

  • Explore and make sense of a new data set
  • Clean up dirty data (fix typos, join and split fields)
  • Enrich your dataset from a third party API
  • Use wikidata reconciliation service

A lab session is scheduled separately for those interested in a hands-on experience. 

Speaker Bios

  • Coming from a business background, Martin’s focus is on data management and transformation tools that empower the end user who can place data in context. In 2011 Martin started to blog tips and tutorials about OpenRefine in order to help other users get the most out of this open source tool. In 2012, when Google released the software to the community, Martin helped to structure the new organization. @magdmartin

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