I am new to Ruby and have perused the forum but I will ask this question
as I couldn’t seem to answer my questions with other posts.
The documents have no structure except for a unique number that appears
first in the document and the rest of the data I am looking for is
preceeded by key words that can help me identify a country code, the
hour something was started or finished and maybe a subject here and
there. The html docs are just snippets from the news pages of the
Internet pictures and all that I need the title, and dates extracted.
What I need to do is also extract the mimetype, file name and
last_update_date of the document. Can I do this with Ruby? I know Ruby
has several gems that can help but which one would be the best for
something like this?
Most of the postings I have read deal with semi-structured data. Data
that is preceeded with a column name perhaps but these files are
Also I don’t want to be entering filenames one by one. I have about 6000
documents to parse. Is there a way to handle something like that with a
Any direction would be greatly appreciated. Never have written Ruby code
so I am looking for a good tutorial using parsing or an example app that
may handle something like this.