[humanities-dev] Extracting Texts from Wikisource

Etienne Posthumus eposthumus at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 19:07:20 UTC 2012

Aha, gotit. You want _all_ the texts, not just the preface.

Here is a quick script with minimal exception handling to do it:

If you run it like this:

python gimmesrc.py De_Cive > txt

It will first read the table of contents of the title as specified on
the command line, and then suck each page listed i the toc, and print
it out.



On 1 October 2012 16:51, Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org> wrote:
> That gives me plain text, but only of the contents page. The problem with
> that text is that it is divided over many web-pages it seems...
--8<-- snip --
> Any ideas for automated extraction of texts like De Cive welcome...

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