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Using OpenRefine by Max De Wilde, Ruben Verborgh

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Recipe 2 – creating a new project

In this recipe, you will learn how to get data into OpenRefine, whether by creating a new project and loading a dataset, opening an existing project from a previous session, or importing someone else's project.

If you successfully installed OpenRefine and launched it as explained in Recipe 1 – installing OpenRefine, you will notice that OpenRefine opens in your default browser. However, it is important to realize that the application is run locally: you do not need an Internet connection to use OpenRefine, except if you want to reconcile your data with external sources through the use of extensions (see Appendix, Regular Expressions and GREL for such advanced uses). Be also reassured that your sensitive data will ...

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