Welcome!

OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data.

OpenRefine is supported by: OpenRefine is supported by Google News Initiative

Introduction to OpenRefine

1. Explore Data

OpenRefine can help you explore large data sets with ease. You can find out more about this functionality by watching the video below and going through these articles

2. Clean and Transform Data

3. Reconcile and Match Data

OpenRefine can be used to link and extend your dataset with various webservices. Some services also allow OpenRefine to upload your cleaned data to a central database, such as Wikidata.. A growing list of extensions and plugins is available on the wiki.