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RT @crowbot
TheyWorkForYou, one of @mySociety’s most well-used services, is part of the democratic plumbing of the UK, but has no dedicated funding. Help us run it through the election, and for another year

RT @acka47
At the #swib19 Cocoda workshop, @nichtich recommends to set up a OpenRefine Reconciliation Endpoint for your vocabularies because it then can be used both with @coli_conc and with @OpenRefine. This shows, why reconciliation standards make sense (see

V pleased to say this includes OpenRefine - so looking forward to working on this. We're going to be working to attract new contributors by improving documentation, and implementing a new data model to improve the scalability, transparency, and reproducibility of OR workflows.
Researchers need the best tools to advance their work in science and medicine. We’re proud to fund 40+ #opensource software…

got funding from CZI for 2020 and I'll be working with @ostephens to do a big overhaul to the project.
Very exciting!

Announcing a programme of Library Carpentry workshops at, hosted in collaboration with,, &
Workshops on Python and R for Libraries, OpenRefine, and more.
Book a place (UoE login required):

Now in hackathon mode in the Edison room - join in with your own dataset!

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Excited to head to for this week. Hit me up if you are around! (P.S.: I have 💎 stickers!)


Very Proud to organize a thematic track this year about Open Research Tools & Technologies!

We welcome talks about created and used in academic research, investigative journalism, NGOs fieldwork, etc.

Conf at Brussels on 2020/02/01.
Proposal deadline 2019/12/01


We are pleased to announce that the Getty Vocabularies OpenRefine Reconciliation Service is now available. Read about it here: . Wrangle your data and link to AAT, TGN, and ULAN.

#ItsAccessibleBut the only way to buy the wheelchair-space tickets is to actually go in the train station, no Internet possibility

We wrote up two examples for using additional properties in our #GND reconciliation service for #OpenRefine to improve reconciliation results

We also significantly improved the matching in the #OpenRefine reconciliation endpoint for #GND. So don't be surprised that now much more candidates will be automatically matched.

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Vous l'attendiez, #CyclOSM, la carte cycliste libre basée sur les données #OpenStreetMap, est maintenant disponible dans le monde entier avec mises à jour minutaires !

Et tout ça est possible grâce au soutien de @osm_fr !

Ce matin on était à @PasSageEnSeine ! On a parlé de s’unir, de se syndiquer, de monter des coopératives ; plein de bonnes discussions.

"The project has also been a great opportunity to test what OpenRefine, Wikidata’s Query Service and ArcGIS Online are capable of by pushing them to their limits. The results have been very impressive with OpenRefine being a great software for uploading edits to Wikidata"

We have improved our GND reconciliation service for OpenRefine by implementing the OpenRefine suggest API for searching types, properties, and entities

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