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SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic Set "forum thread creation date" as primary date for time series analysis

‏2012-11-28T13:29:18Z |
Hi,

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?
Updated on 2012-11-28T21:52:24Z at 2012-11-28T21:52:24Z by SystemAdmin
  • bfoyle
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    Re: Set "forum thread creation date" as primary date for time series analysis

    ‏2012-11-28T18:17:20Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    This 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.

    bf
    • SystemAdmin
      SystemAdmin
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      Re: Set "forum thread creation date" as primary date for time series analysis

      ‏2012-11-28T21:52:24Z  in response to bfoyle
      Okay, 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.