Some projects involve working with data. Lots of it, often in a right state by the time I see it. From the 300 MB spreadsheet that started as a sales tally and became the core of the business, to the asset list which has degenerated into unstructured mush. I’ll be asked to make sense of them, by lunchtime.
I hadn’t heard of Google Refine until this morning but it looks like it could help. It’s described as “a power tool for working with messy data”, which is a good description of this kind of work.
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