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a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Today in history 4 years and 8 months ago
Yes, that is a fair point.

With wikipedia there is less for us to maintain, though it is harder for us to determine what story to return.
With History.com, as you pointed out, the format of the source could change more frequently. However, we do not need an effective heuristic for returning stories. They list only ~20.

I haven't been here very long. What do you all think is the most favorable choice?

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a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Today in history 4 years and 8 months ago
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea A timer 4 years and 8 months ago
Arkeopix, have you been able to make any progress on this Goodie?
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Braille 4 years and 8 months ago
Has there been any progress on this IA? I see it has been quite a while since any posts have been made.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Today in history 4 years and 8 months ago
I was hoping yegg or someone could classify this if we use scraping to retrieve the data.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Today in history 4 years and 8 months ago
I'll get my code on git or other site so you can check it out later today, and I'll post the link here, but I've scraped history.com and find the fact that they have a lead story and a minimal number of other facts to be advantagous. How would you decide what to display?
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Today in history 4 years and 8 months ago
Has there been any progress made on this IA? I was wondering if the Perl Web::Scraper would be appropriate for a spice. I saw yegg mentioned that an XML API might exist from history.com but I have not been able to turn anything up (hence my use of Web::Scraper). Anyway, I am currently working on this, as it seems to me that this has not received a lot of attention from developers over past months.
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