Tech Giants

Cuil : New search engine from former Googlers.

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Just came across this search engine , which is supposedly from former Googlers or I must say rebellious googler. Cuil Inc (which is pronounced as Cool) claims that it can index faster and more cheaper, a far larger portion of the web than google. The would-be Google rival says its service goes beyond prevailing search techniques that focus on Web links and audience traffic patterns and instead analyzes the context of each page and the concepts behind each user search request. Personally from my experience it doesn’t give better search results for proper noun. For example querying my name […]

Web Development

How to write crawlers and parse a page using Perl (Part 1)

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Hello all perl freaks, One of the most powerful thing which we can achieve using perl is, extracting any content from a website you want to. For example, you can use perl to extract information of all the artists from All Music, extract information about all cricket players and matches from CricInfo. In the past I have used perl for making web crawlers for Altertunes and most recently I used perl to extract news from Google News. Here I will try to explain how efficiently you can extract information by parsing html pages using perl. To start with lets revise […]