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===Browser Considerations===  
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===Language Considerations===
===Language Considerations===

Revision as of 10:51, 29 March 2019

Listing Page Plugin Spec
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Project Information
Has title Listing Page Plugin Spec
Has owner Rex Bone
Has start date
Has deadline date
Has project status Active
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Plugin Overview

Faced with the problem of no standardization across incubator and accelerator websites, there is a design feasibility question concerning automating the extraction of information. A browser plugin with user guidance could serve as a fundamental first step towards total mechanization of the process. See LP_Extractor_Protocol for a comprehensive introduction to potential methods.

The focus of this design is to create a tool which allows for the quick identification of HTML markings on a webpage and subsequent reduction to a DSL for useful data extraction. Multiple options will be considered, including allowing the user to visually 'draw' a grid, either via dragging or marking vertices, and mouse-over. Attention will be given to potentially viable technical resources as well as usability.

Current List of sites to examine: Media:File:Accelerator List.xlsx

Sample Webpage:

Image taken from 500kobe.com

Technical Specifications

User Input Styles

  • Drag + Drop
  • Marking Vertices
  • Mouse-Over

Browser Considerations

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Version Control

Language Considerations

Current Problems

  • "Infinite Scroll" webpages: Potentially impossible to account for incubator websites which display company lists in an infinite scroll style. Would require multiple instances of user input.