OpenRefine usage survey December 2017
It's been a while since our last user survey (See the result from the 2014 edition
), and with the recent help from Google New Labs funding OpenRefine (
), we would like to know who you are, how you use OpenRefine and what your expectations are. So here it is the 2017 edition of the OpenRefine user survey! Thank you for sharing it with your friends, coworker, and communities!
A little bit about yourself
Communities you identify with
choose the category that describe you the most
Open Data / Government enthusiasts
Cultural Heritage Data Enthusiast
How often do you use OpenRefine
Once or twice a week
A few times a month
Less than once a month
For how long have you been using OpenRefine
More than 2 years
1 to 2 years
6 to 12 months
Less than 6 months
Less than a month
I've heard about but never used it (yet)
How would you rate your skills using OpenRefine
High-level tasks you do with OpenRefine
check all that apply
Data transformation (one format to another)
Understanding data you don't own
Normalizing data (e.g., fixing spelling mistakes)
Preparing data to load into other system (database, cloud application, CRM, wikidata ....)
Reconciliation against other data set
Preparing a dataset before visualization in an other application (R, D3, Tableau, Fusion Table ...)
OpenRefine version and distribution
Which version of OpenRefine do you run?
Google Refine 2.5
Google Refine 2.1
Google Refine 2.0
I build against the development version
I don't know
Do you use plugin or extension?
Check all that apply
Crowdsourcing extension - by Zemanta
DBpedia extension - by Zemanta
History tools, cross cell tools, pivot tool and scatterplot tool using D3 - by VIB-BITS
Diff plugin- by VIB-BITS
LMF Extension- by Salzburg Research
Named-Entity Recognition - by Ruben Verborgh (Free Your Metadata)
RDF extension - by DERI
Stats extension updated by sparkica for Refine 2.5 +
Opentree by nickynicolson
GeoRefine by Ryan Baumann
String-Transformers by RBGKew
CKAN Extension Storage by Ontodia
extraCTU-plugin by giTorto
geoXtension by giTorto
D2Refine by Deepak K. Sharma
I don't use plugin or extension
Which features available in an extension or plugin, do you want to see by default in OpenRefine?
Do you use a reconciliation service?
local SPARQL endpoint with the RDF extension
FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sharedshelf Built Work Registry Reconciliation Service
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Your perception of OpenRefine
Which features make you choose Refine as opposed to another tools?
What tool would you have used instead
How do you describe Refine to someone else?
Fill in the blank: "It would be awesome if OpenRefine ..."
Anything else to add?
Please add anything you'd like to share with us and that was not covered in this form.
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