Listing Page Plugin Spec
|Listing Page Plugin Spec|
|Has title||Listing Page Plugin Spec|
|Has owner||Rex Bone|
|Has start date|
|Has deadline date|
|Has project status||Active|
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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
User Input Styles
- Drag + Drop
- Marking Vertices
- "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.