OpenRefine Task Runner (💎+🤖)
- basic error handling by monitoring the OpenRefine server log
- dedicated OpenRefine instance with temporary workspace (your existing OpenRefine data will not be touched)
- prevent unnecessary work by fingerprinting generated files and their sources
- the openrefine-client used here supports many core features of OpenRefine:
- tasks are easy to extend with additional commands (e.g. to download input data or validate results)
- GNU/Linux (tested with Fedora 34)
- JAVA 8+ (for OpenRefine)
Step 1: Do some experiments with your data (or parts of it) in the graphical user interface of OpenRefine. If you are fine with all transformation rules, extract the json code and save it as file (e.g. dedup.json).
Step 2: Configure a task to automate importing your data set, applying the json file and exporting to the required output format.
Possible automation benefits:
When you receive updated data (in the same structure), you just need to drop the input file and start the task like this:
The entire data processing (including options during import) becomes reproducible. The task configuration file can also be used for documentation through source code comments.
Metadata experts can use OpenRefine's graphical interface and IT staff can incorporate the created transformation rules into regular data processing flows.
Demo via binder
- free to use on-demand server with Jupyterlab and Bash Kernel
- OpenRefine, openrefine-client and go-task preinstalled
- no registration needed, will start within a few minutes
- restricted to 2 GB RAM and server will be deleted after 10 minutes of inactivity
Clone this git repository
git clone https://github.com/opencultureconsulting/openrefine-task-runner.git cd openrefine-task-runner
Install Task 3.10.0+
a) RPM-based (Fedora, CentOS, SLES, etc.)
wget https://github.com/go-task/task/releases/download/v3.10.0/task_linux_amd64.rpm sudo dnf install ./task_linux_amd64.rpm && rm task_linux_amd64.rpm
b) DEB-based (Debian, Ubuntu etc.)
wget https://github.com/go-task/task/releases/download/v3.10.0/task_linux_amd64.deb sudo apt install ./task_linux_amd64.deb && rm task_linux_amd64.deb
Override settings with environment variables
OPENREFINE_MEMORY=2000M OPENREFINE_PORT=3334 task default
Force run a task even when the task is up-to-date
task default --force
Dry-run in verbose mode for debugging
task default --dry --verbose --force
List available tasks
- noah-biejournals: Harvesting des Zeitschriftenservers BieJournals der UB Bielefeld und Transformation in METS/MODS für das Portal noah.nrw
Please file an issue if you miss some features or if you have tracked a bug. And you are welcome to ask any questions!