I am even unsure if this is the correct category. I have very minimal programming knowledge. I am curious how can I get started for a project I have in mind. I want to upload a file to a webcrawler and use the data + constraint to generate an output.
Here is a hypothetical example. Suppose I have a source file of common names of fishes. And I want to find a fact about animal behavior pertaining to each fish. Would a webcrawler like Octoparse be useful?
For instance, suppose I have a list of some fishes on notepad: betta, common goldfish, common shark, seabass etc. Now I want to upload the names and have a constraint such as the fish is "red" and I need to generate just the precise location of each of them.
Thus I understand the plan is:
- upload a source text
- assign the match
- find the data of each field
- format and pare
- generate output file
- sip coffee and enjoy
Since, my skills are rusty and I have very weak background would it helpful to get started in learning the relevant programming language?