[REBOL] Re: web mining
From: hallvard:ystad:oops-as:no at: 18-Apr-2005 14:05
Hey, nice work!
This reminds me of what we did some time back in a firm
called HelpInHand. We built an application that would
fetch a web page and turn it into a WML-page (dividing it
into several pages if necessary). (See
Mobile phone users then could surf anything.
Now, mobile phones using wml never was a great success,
and nowadays, mobile phones surf html, so the application
wasn't all that much used.
I used it a bit myself (along with the "customizer", that
you may find some links to from the above link), for
composing web pages with content from different sites (to
view in an ordinary html broswer on a desktop computer).
Rebol did a great job parsing through web pages and
determining their structure (or lack of such).
I reused som of that code when making the distorter
(http://www.oops-as.no/roy/dis), another "funny web
And some of that old code is still in use for the RIX (a
rebol search engine indexing rebol stuff:
So, as we all seem to agree, rebol is great for web
mining. Of all sorts.
Dixit Thomas C <[thomas--cr--gmail--com]> (Sat, 16 Apr 2005