[status] weekly report

From: David Huynh <dfhuynh_at_csail.mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:17:22 -0500

Last week:
- For UIST paper
    - Added a sidebar to PB where PB can offer browsing controls while
keeping the original Web page (scraped) in place. This will be referred
to as "augmentation".
    - Wrote an "augmenting" scraper for the Mozilla extensions site.
Concluded that such an augmenting scraper is pretty darn complicated to
write (400+ lines of Javascript).
    - Thought about how to make scrapers more declarative.
    - Added tree-edit-distance heuristics to Solvent to align items'
sub-DOMs. This will allow us to move a lot more of the exception
handling logic from scrapers into the scraping framework and thus make
scrapers more declarative.
    - Had a discussion with Stefano on his Gadget 2 stuff.

This week:
- Prepare for a talk at North Eastern University ACM.
- Work on supporting declarative scrapers
- Work on augmentation support

On the backburner:
- 3.0 stuff
- Bloom

Received on Mon Jan 30 2006 - 17:16:35 EST

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