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Wed 8 Nov 2023
09:30 - 10:30

Venue: Cambridge Digital Humanities Online

Provided by: Cambridge Digital Humanities


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CDH Basics: Transforming your data

Wed 8 Nov 2023


Data which you have captured rather than created yourself is likely to need cleaning up before you can use it effectively. This short session will introduce you to the basic principles of creating structured datasets and walk you through some case studies in data cleaning with OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for working with messy data.

  • Structuring your data
  • Cleaning messy textual data with OpenRefine
  • Batch processing file names
Target audience

CDH Basics sessions are open to the University of Cambridge staff and graduate students who want to learn and apply digital methods and use digital tools in their research, these sessions may be of particular interest to:

  • PhD students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Early Career Researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Other Cambridge students and staff welcome
  • We also welcome Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP students.

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 8 Nov   09:30 - 10:30 09:30 - 10:30 Cambridge Digital Humanities Online Dr Anne Alexander

Online webinar with presentations, demonstrations, discussions and practical activities.

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System requirements

This session will be delivered using Zoom so please ensure you have it installed ahead of the session. A joining link will be sent out as part of the booking confirmation process.

CDH Basics

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