Hate Dealing with Messy Data? Try Google Refine.

Google is known for their efficient management of huge amounts of data. Recently, they released a product called "Google Refine", designed to help clean up messy data. You know what I'm talking about: that huge spreadsheet with values like "brown-headed nuthatch", "bhnh", "BHNU" that all mean the same thing, but are difficult to capture and clean up. Google Refine employs sophisticated heuristics  to ease the more painful aspects of data collection and analysis. Watch their video to see if it might help you out!

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