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Scraping from non-identifiable table, please help! [closed]

I'm scraping all the international basketball player data from realgm.com. An example of a page I'm scraping is https://basketball.realgm.com/player/Dominique-Jones/Summary/6412. I'm doing this for ...
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Best way to build a huge courses catalog [closed]

I am trying to build a dataset with courses from several sources: Udemy, Coursera, Udacity, Pluralsight, etc The Dataset should contain this fields, among others: ...
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Free historical news data base?

I spent some time looking for news databases and APIs. I can find a lot of paid ones. The data google provides when searching for news is perfect for what I am after (something with a deep history, ...
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Is it possible to build a regression model for predicting movie gross using sections on their wikipedia pages?

I got this as an assignment from a company recruiter and I've successfully scraped a dataset of about 650 movies with their 'Plot', 'Music' and 'Marketing' sections and gross. I've tried tfidf and ...
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How can you automate collecting curriculum vitae data?

I'm doing a machine learning project, for which I need data from thousands of curriculum vitae. For this, I need to collect data from the employees of some 50 specific companies. From each company, I ...
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Face recognition - How to make an image classifier with large number of classes?

I am planning to make an image classifier that identifies the face of every player in the English Premier League. I have a couple of questions (since until now I have only worked with small or ...
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How to do webscrapping in R on this webpage? [closed]

I am quite new to R and I am trying to learn webscraping. I basically need to extract documents from this website. Ideally, the data needs to be structured in three columns: YEAR, DATE, and ...
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algorithm to auto-download articles from the internet

I have an issued in my homeworks and I thinked if there is an rxisted algorithm or if can i create new one that takes key words like "germany" and "polution" and parses in google scholar. It parses ...
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Capture pattern in python

I would like to capture the following pattern using python anyprefix-emp-<employee id>_id-<designation id>_sc-<scale id> Example data ...
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Complex HTMLs Data Extraction with Python

Does anybody know a way of extracting data with python from more convoluted website structures? For example, I'm trying to extract data from the players in the ATP profiles, but it's just so ...
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Data extraction with Tensorflow [closed]

My goal is to be able to extract data from web pages such as address, product categories and their products on e-commerce sites. Performing this operation on a regular expression basis is not ...
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Data scraping & NLP?

I'm scraping data from Bing search results for (non-commercial purposes, of course) on Python using BeautifulSoup. I've entered an Indian dessert name, called 'rasmalai' as the word that I am focusing ...
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Unable to access saved code

I am new to jupyter notebook and i can't find my saved .ipynb code after logging out of jupyter notebook accidentally. Thanks in anticipation
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Proper/Possible methods for extracting unstructured data from websites

I'm working in Python, using Scrapy, and NLTK to try to understand how I can extract data from college websites. My scraper can navigate through the university websites and find their tuition fees ...
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Can I scrape data from government websites if there is no mention about commercial usage?

I am trying to be sure that can I scrape government data from several websites if there is no mention of any commercial usage? I am willing to scrape US navy data(Link) and Canada Industrial Data (...
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Dealing with foreign film titles on IMDb

I've managed to scrape the data from the Cinemetrics website, but as it is user-submitted, some of the data needed cleaning. I've been running the titles through the search function of the OMDb API, ...
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Extracting specific information from multiple unstructured website [closed]

I want to extract specific information e.g the names of all professor teaching subject xyz from multiple college faculty directory. Each website has different structure and the content is not uniform (...
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Is it ok to use a dataset from public API for Final Year Project?

I am about to start a final year at my university and I want to do a Final Year Project based on Machine Learning. I would like to learn basics of Machine Learning by utilising sci-kit. My project ...
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Crawling customer reviews from Amazon

I want to know if there is any way that I can crawl customer reviews for particular products from amazon without being blocked. At the moment, my crawler is blocked after a few times. Any idea will be ...
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Is there a difference in scraping across different web browsers? [closed]

I have just recently started creating crawlers to scrape data. As I was creating a script yesterday, a question popped in my head that I have still not been able to find online : Is there a ...
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Best way to gather musical data

I am looking for a relatively large amount of jazz (and other) solos to use for data science purposes - probably somewhere up to a 100 transctipts. Although that is not that much and many pdf ...
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Trouble with Scrapy and Python: ever present unexpected indent

I am trying to build a scrapy bot capable of ripping the data from my local craigslist for jobs as well as having a recursive functionality to allow for the contact data to be gathered as well. ...
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“Results do not have equal lengths” using ldply in R package plyr

I've found a few similar questions, but I am new to R and can't figure out how it applies to my specific problem. Here is my code: ...
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Scraping Mouse Over Generated Data

I am trying to scrape some data from a website with very little success. Basically there is a route overlaid on google maps and whenever you mouse over specific sections of the map (about 200 in all) ...
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How to scrape a website with a searchbar

How do I scrape a website that basically looks like google with just a giant searchbar in the middle of the screen. From it you can search after various companies and their stats. I have a list of ...
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How can I find company descriptions for a long list of companies?

I'm going to train an ml algorithm to qualify potential sales leads based upon company descriptions. To do this, I need to find the company descriptions programatically. E.g. given a long list of ...
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Problem Screen Scraping Google Data

I'm trying to use rvest to screen scrape headline news items from google and failing. Having previously written a utility to screen scrape high level stats from DS.SE (not user info I have to say!), ...
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Connecting Authors with Published Papers

I'm specifically interested in tying doctors to their published papers. The key issue is that using name alone will result many collisions. I'm wondering what set of features I would need to reliably ...
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How to scrape a table from a webpage?

I need to scrape a table off of a webpage and put it into a pandas data frame. But I am not being able to do it. Let me first give you a hint of how the table is encoded into html document. ...
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Periodically executing a scraping script with Python

Here is my idea and my early work. My target Fetch 1-hour resolution air pollution data from China's goverment continuously. The website's data which collected from the monitor sites over ...
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How can I read in a .csv file with special characters in it in pandas?

I am trying to read in a .csv file containing some data. I only need to read in specific chunks of rows from the file, such as line 15- line 20, line 45-line 50, and so on. However, the file contains ...
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Web Scraping - a scientific database

I am searching a scientific database for abstracts of papers containing the words project management. Here is the link: For getting abstracts, I need to click on any paper and open a new page. How ...
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LinkedIn web scraping

I recently discovered a new R package for connecting to the LinkedIn API. Unfortunately the LinkedIn API seems pretty limited to begin with; for example, you can only get basic data on companies, and ...
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How to scrape imdb webpage?

I am trying to learn web scraping using Python by myself as part of an effort to learn data analysis. I am trying to scrape imdb webpage whose url is the following: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?...
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Ethically and Cost-effectively Scaling Data Scrapes

Few things in life give me pleasure like scraping structured and unstructured data from the Internet and making use of it in my models. For instance, the Data Science Toolkit (or ...