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sasogeek
 3 years ago
how can you tell what a website is about from its source code?
sasogeek
 3 years ago
how can you tell what a website is about from its source code?

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sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so i've written a crawler and i'm storing the links in a database but i don't want all links in one database. i want specific links in specific databases. so that links who's pages are about specific topics or subjects or categories of some ideas are placed in specific databases. and to do that i need to know what the page that link is from is about.

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0or even if same database, different tables, i'd still need to find a way to place them in the right places... :/

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You want something that can 'read' the links, 'know what they're about', and store them accordingly?

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for now, i can do the reading part, "know what they're about" is what i'm in search of atm...

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is artificial intelligence, specifically, natural language processing. You want something that will go through a website and store it in a finite number of categories. Either that, or you can find a gigantic table of websitecategory associations.

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It has to be customized, however, since the word 'category' is rather vague and you may have it defined it differently than someone else.

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a finite number of categories is what i plan to start with, but as time goes on, users are allowed to submit categories of their interest that are not in the default list and that might be added later depending on how many people really would need such a category

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is exactly what's going on at math.stackexchange.com, except that the categorization is performed by users, not parsers. This is due to the immense difficulty of processing natural language. ;)

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the idea is certainly to make it customizable so that users get data based on personal preferences... but i guess everything starts from somewhere, that's where i'm looking for right now :/

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0are meta tags a good idea?

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It depends on the 'context.'

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The biggest lesson that I learned as a CS undergrad is that the field has to be insanely welldefined for it to be feasible.

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what would you suggest i attempt?

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Find a Ph.D., or group thereof, carrying out research in the field of natural language processing and assist them in their pursuit of the betterment of emankind!

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Notice the guy's working on a "nodebased web crawler."

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how am i supposed to help? :s

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0assist i suppose is the right word in place of "help" :/ but still ....

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You're now in a university. ;) Let's talk to some professors!

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well i'm guessing it's not possible that i get in contact by any chance with the person in the link you gave me with respect to his research.... :/

across
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0He's just one in a million Ph.D.s carrying out research in this field.

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i see, well it seems difficult than it looks anyway. :/ looks like i have a long way ahead of me lol

GMoore
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yo...you are thinking to much into what you are trying to progress forward on...lol... keep it simple.. and build parts and other fixs... i have a book that you might find interest in..it's called Constructing intelligent Agents with Java.. read the book from start to finish then step back , make a plan then go with it..

Pradius
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ehhh what about metatags? they should tell you what are the links about

ktobah
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, the meta information can be helpful. Also if you try to get the content of the link then do some indexing for example if you know which word repeated more that can help you to know the context of this link (document). I know it's heavy, because you need to process many links so a lot of content, but it's just an idea!

sasogeek
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks guys :) for now I'll be using the meta tags but in later development, i may change it to something sophisticated, i just want it working okay for now :) thanks for mentioning it again x
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