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OpenRefine is a free data wrangling tool that can be used to process, manipulate and clean tabular (spreadsheet) data and connect it with knowledge bases ("spreadsheets on steroids" / "a swiss army knife for data"). It is widely used by librarians, in the cultural sector, by journalists and scientists, and is taught in many curricula and workshops around the world.

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  1. OpenRefine is a popular tool for Wikidata batch editing since 2018.
  2. OpenRefine supports Wikimedia Commons batch editing and uploading, thanks to a Wikimedia grant, since 2022.
  3. OpenRefine can also be used to batch import and edit data items and media files in Wikibases.

OpenRefine is a community-supported open source project, licensed under the BSD license. It has a graphical user interface in more than 15 languages.

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OpenRefine for Wikimedians[edit]

Cloud version of OpenRefine (on PAWS) for Wikimedians[edit]

Is it difficult for you to run OpenRefine on your own computer?

Run OpenRefine in PAWS on Wikimedia’s Cloud Services (you need a Wikimedia account and an internet connection):

 Launch PAWS

OpenRefine for Wikidata[edit]

OpenRefine for Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Related tools[edit]

OpenRefine edits on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons can be undone with the EditGroups tool.

OpenRefine for Wikibase[edit]