Web Robots in Revolution

Gregory Lypny gregory.lypny at videotron.ca
Thu Mar 13 09:34:38 EDT 2008

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a major research project that involves the analysis of  
hundreds of thousands of news releases.  I've used Revolution to build  
utility applications that will index news files that I've obtained  
from Factiva, but now I'd like to expand my news sources.  I'm hoping  
that you can advise me on the feasibility of building something in  
Revolution that would submit multiple queries (e.g., news for 2005  
having to do with patent rejections), extract the links to the hits,  
then run through them and grab the individual stories to catalogue  
them.  I can appreciate that it would have to be customized for each  
news site.  Any insights on the general approach would be most  


Gregory Lypny

Associate Professor of Finance
John Molson School of Business
Concordia University
Montreal, Canada

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