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Investigative journalists, data specialists and coding whiz kids will once again gather in Brussels this year for the fourth edition of Journalismfund.eu’s Dataharvest Conference. Dataharvest+ takes place on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday morning 11 May 2014.

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Saturday, May 10 • 12:00 - 13:00
Open Refine - cleaning the really dirty data

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No dataset is perfect and without any errors. Especially data from authorities always contains some errors. Before doing stories, we therefore need to check and clean the data. Perhaps the errors hide the best story, or they simply hide everything. Or they are the best story. Open Refine (former Google refine) is a tool to fast identify and clean data on a systematic way. It's easy to start with and have a lot of possibilities later on. It works perfect with spreadsheets. We will take the first step into this tool, so you will learn the basic methods in cleaning.

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Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is editor of Kaas & Mulvad (founded 2007), who specializes in finding news and patterns in complex data and presenting the results online. Tommy has many years of experience from a number of Danish media and from training Data Journalism, including as lecturer at the Journalism... Read More →
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Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →


Saturday May 10, 2014 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
122 http://www.journalismfund.eu/dhplus/venue

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