[Corpora-List] Getting articles from newspapers to compile a corpus

True Friend true.friend2004 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 04:52:21 CET 2012

I have a related question: News websites (these days) are using AJAX, this hides links while simultaneously generates them via javascript. See this page<http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/opinions/editorials>for example. Apparently this is the archive page for all Editorials on the newspaper website, but only a few are shown, and user has to click on "Show more news" under the given stories to get a few more previous editorials. Would an html crawler be able to bypass this and get all links hidden on this page? Regards

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Angus Grieve-Smith <grvsmth at panix.com>wrote:

> On 11/29/2012 4:28 PM, Linda Bawcom wrote:
> Because so many newspapers get their information from the same news
> services, I found a few articles that I had to disgard because of an over
> 80% similarity ratio and of course that skews statistics.
> Good point! Some newspapers will abridge the wire stories more than
> others, so it might be useful to find a way to choose the longest version.
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