I crawled a web forum using ICA and the Time Series only takes the date of crawling. I tried to search this forum, but was not succesful. How do I take the creation date of the forum thread as the primary date to be shown in the time series?
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2 replies Latest Post - 2012-11-28T21:52:24Z by SystemAdmin
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Updated on 2012-11-28T21:52:24Z at 2012-11-28T21:52:24Z by SystemAdmin
bfoyle 060001WDQ360 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Set "forum thread creation date" as primary date for time series analysis2012-11-28T18:17:20Z in response to SystemAdminThis is standard web crawler behavior. Unless you can get to the database underlying the web forum, you won't be able to pull it in as a simple field.
What you can do is use ICA Studio to create a normalized date annotator that looks for something like "Posted: Nov 28, 2012 08:29:18 AM" as is the form in this forum and then map that to a field in ICA as posted_date or something like that.
SystemAdmin 110000D4XK197 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Set "forum thread creation date" as primary date for time series analysis2012-11-28T21:52:24Z in response to bfoyleOkay, thanks. I thought there might be some more elegant way as identifying the date from the HTML structure of a specific forum.
But I will try the quick and dirty version by adding an annotator.