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  • 1. Reconciling ourselves to what's out there: how one dataset talks to another Tony Hirst Dept of Computing and Communications, The Open University UK
  • 2. I play with other people’s data….
  • 3. Clustering and Approximate Matching
  • 4. OpenRefine.org
  • 5. Metaphone3 (soundalike)
  • 6. metaphone( 'Epic Garments Limited’) EPKKRMNTSLMTT metaphone( 'EPOCH GARMENTS LTD’) EPXKRMNTSLTT
  • 7. Levenshtein (edit distance)
  • 8. You know computers can do this anyway…
  • 9. ..it’s just that no-one’s told you how you can do it on your computer with your data…
  • 10. Reconcile your data http://bit.ly/ScoDa-bg-reconcile http://schoolofdata.org/2013/10/18/in-support-of-the-bangladeshi-garmentindustries-data-expedition/
  • 11. opencorporates.com
  • 12. http://opencorporates.com/reconcile
  • 13. cell.recon.match.name
  • 14. cell.recon.match.id
  • 15. In this way, we can make our data linkable…
  • 16. Reconcile your data with what’s out there
  • 17. And why not have a go at clustering too…?
  • 18. Can you match your data to itself?
  • 19. blog.ouseful.info @psychemedia

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