Data today is like gold - but how can you manage your most valuable assets? Managing large datasets used to be a task for specialists, but the game has changed - data analysis is an open playing field. Messy data is now in your hands! With OpenRefine the task is a little easier, as it provides you with the necessary tools for cleaning and presenting even the most complex data. Once it's clean, that's when you can start finding value.
Using OpenRefine takes you on a practical and actionable through this popular data transformation tool. Packed with cookbook style recipes that will help you properly get to grips with data, this book is an accessible tutorial for anyone that wants to maximize the value of their data.
This book will teach you all the necessary skills to handle any large dataset and to turn it into high-quality data for the Web. After you learn how to analyze data and spot issues, we'll see how we can solve them to obtain a clean dataset. Messy and inconsistent data is recovered through advanced techniques such as automated clustering. We'll then show extract links from keyword and full-text fields using reconciliation and named-entity extraction.
Using OpenRefine is more than a manual: it's a guide stuffed with tips and tricks to get the best out of your data.
|Course Length||3 hours 25 minutes|
|Date Of Publication||9 Sep 2013|
|Recipe 1 – sorting data|
|Recipe 2 – faceting data|
|Recipe 3 – detecting duplicates|
|Recipe 4 – applying a text filter|
|Recipe 5 – using simple cell transformations|
|Recipe 6 – removing matching rows|
|Recipe 1 – handling multi-valued cells|
|Recipe 2 – alternating between rows and records mode|
|Recipe 3 – clustering similar cells|
|Recipe 4 – transforming cell values|
|Recipe 5 – adding derived columns|
|Recipe 6 – splitting data across columns|
|Recipe 7 – transposing rows and columns|
|Recipe 1 – reconciling values with Freebase|
|Recipe 2 – installing extensions|
|Recipe 3 – adding a reconciliation service|
|Recipe 4 – reconciling with Linked Data|
|Recipe 5 – extracting named entities|