Rapidminer Ninja wanted / Webscraping using Rapidminer

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** Your knowledge/skills


- You are an experienced user of Rapidminer 5.2

- You have already a previous experience of successful webscraping using Rapidminer 5.2

** Your work habits


- You respect the deadlines (you will proactively report any hurdles)

- You will answer emails within 24 hours

- You will not outsource the job, fully or parts of it

** Your personality

- You don’t hesitate to provide input/ideas that could bring added value to the project

- You are interested in a long term collaboration on further webscraping projects.

** Your task will be

Your mission is to create a webscraping process in Rapidminer where the input is a set of keywords, and the output is a unique Excel spreadsheet (.xls or .xlsx).

- Let’s choose the example of the set of keywords: US “trade balance” (trade balance is between quotes)

- The process will search the 9 following websites for these keywords

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- For each website, the process will retreive the 3 (default value) most recent articles. This number must be configurable by website, ie. we may configure 5 articles for the NY Times but only 2 for the WSJ.

- The process will save the content of each article (only the article, not the full webpage) in an Excel spreachsheet where the columns are ordered as following:

+ Column 1: publishing date of the article

The format of the date is different on the websites. For example:

On Reuters : Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:40pm EDT

On Bloomberg : Sep 18, 2011 9:00 PM GMT+0200

On Businessweek : August 04, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

On WSJ : September 27, 2011, 7:30 PM IST

On FT : September 11, 2011 4:24 pm


+ Column 2: direct link to the article on the website (the source webpage that has been processed)

+ Column 3: title of the article (without html tags)

+ Column 4: content of the article (without html tags)

- The file “[url removed, login to view]” will be saved under c:\rapidminer\

** You will deliver


- You will test the process before delivery in order to ensure it works as described

- You will provide the .RMP file.

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