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TheLinkedGov extension        for   Google Refine                      @danpaulsmith
What is LinkedGov?         A community project               aiming to      make public data more usable              Clea...
Data flow                   Cleaning tasks                   ✖                                             Question       ...
What is Google Refine? “A power tool for working with messy data”              “cleaning it up”,             “ transformin...
@danpaulsmith
Spreadsheet softwareSpreadsheet software           Google Refine  Single-cell editing           Bulk-editing Create & inpu...
Transposition, multi-valued cells,  clustering, faceting, filtering                               @danpaulsmith
What does the LinkedGov extension               do?   Image curtosey of http://download.chip.eu                           ...
Typing wizardsDate & time   Measurements   Geolocations   Addresses                                            @danpaulsmith
Other wizardsColumns to rows   Rows to columns   Blank values   Codes and symbols                                         ...
@danpaulsmith
@danpaulsmith
Cleaning           @danpaulsmith
Enriching            @danpaulsmith
What a machine understands               before                       (CSV, TSV, Excel)      Column Column Column Column C...
What a machine understands              after                 (machine-readable format)                                   ...
The power of linking Latitude &                   Postcodes       Dates      Measurements longitude                   GP S...
Data flow                   Cleaning tasks                   ✖                                              Question      ...
Cleaning tasks                 @danpaulsmith
Data flow                   Cleaning tasks                   ✖                                              Question      ...
Question     site   @danpaulsmith
Data flow                   Cleaning tasks                   ✖                                              Question      ...
data.linkedgov.org                     @danpaulsmith
Feedback & questions  http://linkedgov.org - Website  http://wiki.linkedgov.org - Wiki  @LinkedGov - Twitter   #linkedgov ...
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LinkedGov extension for Google Refine

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LinkedGov extension for Google Refine

  1. 1. TheLinkedGov extension for Google Refine @danpaulsmith
  2. 2. What is LinkedGov? A community project aiming to make public data more usable Cleaning Improving access Enriching Linking @danpaulsmith
  3. 3. Data flow Cleaning tasks ✖ Question site LinkedGov Import database existing & data core components(CSV, Excel, data XML) (Data is stored as machine- .linkedgov readable data) .org @danpaulsmith
  4. 4. What is Google Refine? “A power tool for working with messy data” “cleaning it up”, “ transforming it”, “extending it”, “and linking it” @danpaulsmith
  5. 5. @danpaulsmith
  6. 6. Spreadsheet softwareSpreadsheet software Google Refine Single-cell editing Bulk-editing Create & input data Use & transform existing data Document-based Data-based Allows extensions to be installed @danpaulsmith
  7. 7. Transposition, multi-valued cells, clustering, faceting, filtering @danpaulsmith
  8. 8. What does the LinkedGov extension do? Image curtosey of http://download.chip.eu @danpaulsmith
  9. 9. Typing wizardsDate & time Measurements Geolocations Addresses @danpaulsmith
  10. 10. Other wizardsColumns to rows Rows to columns Blank values Codes and symbols @danpaulsmith
  11. 11. @danpaulsmith
  12. 12. @danpaulsmith
  13. 13. Cleaning @danpaulsmith
  14. 14. Enriching @danpaulsmith
  15. 15. What a machine understands before (CSV, TSV, Excel) Column Column Column Column Column Column ColumnRow number word number word date number numberRow number word number word date number numberRow number word number word date number numberRow number word number word date number numberRow number word number word date number number @danpaulsmith
  16. 16. What a machine understands after (machine-readable format) Water Temp Name Gas/hour Postcode Date Height /hourBuilding Celsius string kWh Postcode date m3 metresBuilding Celsius String kWh Postcode date m3 metresBuilding Celsius string kWh Postcode date m3 metresBuilding Celsius string kWh Postcode date m3 metresBuilding Celsius string kWh Postcode date m3 metres @danpaulsmith
  17. 17. The power of linking Latitude & Postcodes Dates Measurements longitude GP Surgery NHS events GP Surgery energyNHS geo data address data data use data @danpaulsmith
  18. 18. Data flow Cleaning tasks ✖ Question site LinkedGov Import database existing & data core components(CSV, Excel, data XML) .linkedgov (Data exists as linked data) .org @danpaulsmith
  19. 19. Cleaning tasks @danpaulsmith
  20. 20. Data flow Cleaning tasks ✖ Question site LinkedGov Import database existing & data core components(CSV, Excel, data XML) .linkedgov (Data exists as linked data) .org @danpaulsmith
  21. 21. Question site @danpaulsmith
  22. 22. Data flow Cleaning tasks ✖ Question site LinkedGov Import database existing & data core components(CSV, Excel, data XML) .linkedgov (Data exists as linked data) .org @danpaulsmith
  23. 23. data.linkedgov.org @danpaulsmith
  24. 24. Feedback & questions http://linkedgov.org - Website http://wiki.linkedgov.org - Wiki @LinkedGov - Twitter #linkedgov – IRC (Freenode.net) @danpaulsmith

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