About OpenRefine

OpenRefine is an on-premise data cleaning and quality maintenance tool that serves small, midsized and large enterprises. Formerly known as "Google Refine," the product was renamed to "OpenRefine" in 2012 when it became open source. Primary features include data import, data cleaning, dataset linking, entity extraction and data documentation.

OpenRefine allows users to clean inconsistent and messy data. Users can explore large datasets and normalize data by using grouping features. Users can also undo any actions performed in case of mistakes. OpenRefine allows users to select multiple rows by applying filters and facets, and apply commands on all related rows at once.

OpenRefine can connect databases to different web ser...

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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Linux, Windows 10

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February 2018

Patrick from On-call CIO

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Management Consulting

Time Used: More than 2 years

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February 2018

Good for ad-hoc projects, not necessarily for long-term organization


Allows working with substantial amount of data Powerful yet relatively simple Scripting allows to re-apply past actions


Doesn't seem to be actively supported/maintained Old interface makes it unintuitive to deal with files No real automation features