Google Releases Open Source Web Data Sifting Tool

Thursday Nov 11th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Refine 2.0 helps clean up unwieldy data sets.

The Register: In July, Google purchased Metaweb Technologies, a company with a database that stored information on 11 million "things in the world," ranging from movies and TV shows to locations and companies. Now Google has released the source code for a new tool built on top of Metaweb software.

Called "Refine 2.0," the new technology helps companies clean up large databases. "Version 2.0 introduces a new extensions architecture, a reconciliation framework for linking records to other databases (like Freebase), and a ton of new transformation commands and expressions,” said Google.

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