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newspaper 0.0.4

Simplified python article discovery & extraction.

Latest Version: 0.0.6

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Inspired by requests for its simplicity and powered by lxml for its speed; newspaper is a Python 2 library for extracting & curating articles from the web.

Newspaper wants to change the way people handle article extraction with a new, more precise layer of abstraction. Newspaper caches whatever it can for speed. Also, everything is in unicode

Please refer to The Documentation for a quickstart tutorial!

A Glance:

>>> import newspaper

>>> cnn_paper = newspaper.build('http://cnn.com')

>>> for article in cnn_paper.articles:
>>>     print article.url
u'http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/27/justice/tucson-arizona-captive-girls/'
u'http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/11/us/texas-teen-dwi-wreck/index.html'
...

>>> for category in cnn_paper.category_urls():
>>>     print category

u'http://lifestyle.cnn.com'
u'http://cnn.com/world'
u'http://tech.cnn.com'
...
>>> article = cnn_paper.articles[0]
>>> article.download()

>>> article.html
u'<!DOCTYPE HTML><html itemscope itemtype="http://...'
>>> article.parse()

>>> article.authors
[u'Leigh Ann Caldwell', 'John Honway']

>>> article.text
u'Washington (CNN) -- Not everyone subscribes to a New Year's resolution...'
>>> article.nlp()

>>> article.keywords
['New Years', 'resolution', ...]

>>> article.summary
u'The study shows that 93% of people ...'

Documentation

Check out The Documentation for full and detailed guides using newspaper.

Features

  • News url identification
  • Text extraction from html
  • Keyword extraction from text
  • Summary extraction from text
  • Author extraction from text
  • Top image extraction from html
  • All image extraction from html
  • Multi-threaded article download framework
  • Google trending terms extraction

Get it now

$ pip install newspaper

IMPORTANT
If you know for sure that you'll use the natural language features,
nlp(), you must download some separate nltk corpora below.
You must download everything in python 2.6 - 2.7!

$ curl https://raw.github.com/codelucas/newspaper/master/download_corpora.py | python2.7

Todo List

  • Add a "follow_robots.txt" option in the config object.
  • Bake in the CSSSelect and BeautifulSoup dependencies
0.0.4 - Fully integrated python-goose library into newspaper. Article objects
now have much more options. All configurations are now based on Configuration() objects which can be passed into Source or Article objects. Default configuration setups make this easy. Added simple multithreading article download framework.
 
File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
newspaper-0.0.4.macosx-10.8-intel.exe (md5) MS Windows installer any 2013-12-31 6MB
newspaper-0.0.4.tar.gz (md5) Source 2013-12-31 6MB
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  • Author: Lucas Ou-Yang
  • Home Page: https://github.com/codelucas/newspaper/
  • License:
    The MIT License (MIT)
    
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