The overarching goal of this project is to remove personally identifiable information from raw text as reliably as possible. In practice, this means that this project, by default, will preferentially be overly conservative in removing information that might be personally identifiable. As this project matures, I fully expect the project to become ever smarter about how it interprets and anonymizes raw text.
Regardless of which peraonl information is identified, this project is committed to being as agnostic about the manner in which the text is anonymized, so long as it is done with rigor and does not inadvertantly lead to improper anonymization. Replacing with placholders? Replacing with anonymous (but consistent) IDs? Replacing with random metadata? Other ideas? All should be supported to make this project as useful as possible to the people that need it.
Another important aspect of this project is that we want to have extremely good documentation and source code that is easy to read. If you notice a type-o, error, confusing statement etc, please fix it!
Fork and clone the project:
git clone https://github.com/YOUR-USERNAME/scrubadub.git
Create a python virtual environment and install the requirements
mkvirtualenv scrubadub pip install -r requirements/python-dev
Run the test suite that is defined in .travis.yml to make sure everything is working properly