Version 0.16 (2011-08-05)

In July 2011 Yahoo terminated the web service BootCaT used to search the web; after a few days of blackout, BootCaT is working again thanks to Bing, a search engine that still provides free access to its search API.

  • NEW (feature): since BootCaT now uses Bing, an AppId is required to make the program work (see this page for more information).
  • NEW (script): the Perl script collect_urls_from_yahoo.pl has been moved to the outdated_scripts directory; a new Java command-line program is now used to collect URLs from a search engine, UrlCollector.jar; the new program provides almost all the functionalities of the old script and adds a couple of new ones, use java -jar UrlCollector.jar -h to read the documentation
  • NEW (limitation): the new Bing API limits the maximum results to 50 per query (i.e. tuple), there's nothing we can do about it.
  • bootcat/release_notes/toolkit/0.16.txt
  • Last modified: 2012/05/30 15:40
  • by eros