Structured Data on Commons for OpenRefine: what we're working on and what's coming
10-30, 11:25–11:35 (UTC), Room 2

OpenRefine is a power tool to clean messy data, popular in a diverse range of communities. It has been serving the needs of journalists, librarians, Wikimedians and scientists for more than 10 years, and is taught in many curricula and workshops around the world.

OpenRefine is quite actively used on Wikidata. In addition, thanks to a Project Grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, OpenRefine is, between September 2021 and August 2022, being extended with structured data functionalities for Wikimedia Commons. This code extension will make it possible to batch edit structured data of existing files on Wikimedia Commons, and to batch upload new Wikimedia Commons files with structured data from the start. In this short lightning talk we explain what we are (and will be) working on.

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What will the participants take away from this session?

Participants will be aware of this upcoming cool new feature of OpenRefine and will know how to provide feedback to, and stay up to date about its development.





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Wikimedia and GLAM-Wiki volunteer mainly active on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons; OpenGLAM advocate; part of the OpenRefine team

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