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Settle pointless pub disputes with mechanize

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3:57 pm on May 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Alright Perlsters - How would one go about the following?

a) Get from Wikipedia a list of persons categorised in a certain way eg. Movie stars born in Iowa;
b) compare that list with an integer taken from their entry in imdb eg. Number of films they have appeared in;
c) put them in a table listed by order of that integer eg. movie stars born in Iowa sorted by number of films they appeared in.
d) Update the data daily.

Is this a task for mechanize? Someone must have done this already :D

-- Case

9:36 pm on May 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like something WWW::Mechanize can handle.
1:13 am on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It is also possible to make an API for IMDb, here:
[trynt.com...]

But I wasn't very impressed with it. I searched the IMDb site for info but nothing on it so I don't know how he's done that to tweak it for an actor search.

10:23 am on Jun 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks guys. Wikipedia also has an api - well, more of a fake-browser really - but they haven't yet implemented the ability to draw down lists of articles in various categories :( It's interesting that IMDB has a TOS prohibition on outright spidering, but they give away their entire dataset. It's also quite odd that they don't yet have an api.
 

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