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This guide will help you learn how to download OpenRefine, create a project, and utilize some functionalities for analyzing and fixing data.

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Welcome to the OpenRefine Guide. Here you will find information about OpenRefine and its amazing features for working with tabular data.

  • OpenRefine was initially called Freebase Gridworks (David Huynh), then GoogleRefine.
  • It is a free, open source tool.
  • It is set to operate with 1 gigabyte (GB) of memory.
  • Project data is stored in the ‘workspace directory.’

OpenRefine can help you to:

  • Analyze: understand your data.
  • Clean: fix errors or inconsistencies.
  • Transform: structure your data to desired formats.
  • Reproduce: reproduce and automate workflows.


This LibGuide is based on OpenRefine 3.8.0.