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The end of Google Refine (LODGrefine) as we know it?

A few days ago David Huynh announced the future of Google Refine: it will no longer be actively developed by Google, but given over to the community instead — hence they suggested rebranding into “OpenRefine”.¬†One of the reasons behind this decision seems to be that there is no easy way of getting Google Refine (currently … Continue reading

From messy data to linked data: LOD-enabled Google Refine

Some of you are probably already familiar with Google Refine (GR), a simple yet very powerful tool for working with messy data. GR is a web application, based on a modular web application framework, which makes it an interesting blend of versatility, performance, portability, simplicity and extendability. GR has no database, all data is in … Continue reading