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Python & PDF parsing: any modern, powerful, well-maintained open-source libraries out there?

Finally I went for OCRmyPDF (https://github.com/jbarlow83/OCRmyPDF), which uses tesseract for the actual OCR part (https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesseract) - as I understand tesseract is a OCR tool ...
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Software to download all images from an entire website

HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility. For mirroring only images you need to set scan rules properly. Limit external depth download and ensure that you ...
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API that gives VIN from a (US) License Plate Number

I was looking into this and found https://platetovin.com, it's not free but it worked well for me and is only $0.05 per lookup, seems to be the cheapest I can find.
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API that gives VIN from a (US) License Plate Number

There is one more option on RapidAPI that you can give it a try to check VINs for US license plates: https://rapidapi.com/vincheckinfo/api/us-license-plate-to-vin/details They charge $0.06, $0.08 or $...
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Scraping information from email to workflow

Python can either use the exchangelib library to communicate directly with your Exchange 2013 Server, (Supports Microsoft Exchange 2007-2016 Server or Office365) via Exchange Web Services (EWS) unless ...
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Scrape / Extract Wikipedia Category Taxonomies into UI

The Mediawiki software includes such a "visual taxonomy tree" feature, it is accessible here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CategoryTree You have to specify the root, and it shows the tree ...
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Python library for complex web scraping?

It is very easy when you use dryscrape python. On a Ubuntu PC, installation is as follows: # apt-get install qt5-default libqt5webkit5-dev build-essential \ python-lxml python-pip xvfb Usage as ...
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Framework/library to build a web scraper/crawler

Selenium can be used with JavaScript as well, with many most popular languages to be more detailed. Just use the proper webdriver for it: npm install selenium-webdriver It should be more than ...
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Saving several thousand urls as html

It's not obvious exactly what you want, but would this work (Linux bash shell): $ URL="https:…" $ lynx -dump -source "$URL" >tempfile If that's good enough, then: $ URL="...
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API for Commodities Stock markets

I have used marketstack.com for some stock price lookups, not sure whether they also support commodity prices. There is a related Guthub page, see github.com/apilayer/marketstack . Recently they sent ...
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How to bulk borrow and download borrowable-only books programmatically from the Internet Archive?

Yes the Internet Archive has an API details are here. There is a command line tool and a Python library. You will however be limited to only borrowing a total of 10 books at any time, for 14 days, ...
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Python & PDF parsing: any modern, powerful, well-maintained open-source libraries out there?

I'm now the maintainer of pypdf and PyPDF2. I merged everything back into pypdf. pypdf is the way to go. PyPDF2 will be deprecated. Original answer: PyPDF2 is mainained again since April 2022. We ...
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internet data scraping tools

The answer depends on your skills. I would tell the problem to my friend ruby. She probably will use mechanize to do the job. If you need some guidance, consult the search engine of your choice for ...
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Web scraping tools and software available for free

For Python, my favorite is hands down Scrapy. If you want a GUI for it, Portia. ^^ If you want a GUI to install and run that Docker container: https://kitematic.com/
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How to scrape a dynamic webpage

I use Selenium to control a headless Chrome browser. This provides access to full browser functionality, such as javascript and dynamic content. You can programmatically control the browser in exactly ...
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Web crawler that lets you specify depth of linked domains

The python Scrapy library can do exactly what you are looking for: No GUI You can run interactively within a python or ipython shell or you can write a script. Save all of the data from the walked ...
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Web scraping tool to scrape a dynamic page based on current day

If the page is straight html, (not flash or query based), you should be able to do this very quickly and simply by using the python's Requests and Beautiful Soup libraries. The best bit is that you ...
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Downloading all PDFs corresponding to a list of references

I think that you need to take a look at Mendeley which has a citations manager plug in for various tool chains but to be able to add the papers to your library and then to be able to download the ...
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Software to download all images from an entire website

WFDownloader App can download images while crawling a website. It also meets your other criteria like being free and being able to run on Windows. You use its crawler mode to achieve this. Open the ...
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API that gives VIN from a (US) License Plate Number

There are plenty of APIs available to do this lookup, but they are unfortunately not free. They can charge $0.20 cents per request Here is an Example http://vehicleregistrationapi.com/
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What are good tools for automatically crawling websites, check for certain links, and extract data?

If you need to crawl certain website for links, you may try sitechecker web crawler or screaming frog. They have a convenient interface and many useful functions: 1) website monitoring 2) detecting ...
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Download all words from Wiktionary for offline use

You can also consider using the Websters Unabridged Dictionary The online version is from August 22, 2009 and has a Copyright Status Public domain in the USA. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/...
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Download all words from Wiktionary for offline use

Try My Word List - Make Word Lists - Offline Dictionary app for Android. It contains over 800,000 English words from Wiktionary. You can track them, learn as you go, and mark them as mastered. ...
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Tool for Creating List of Businesses Located in Specific Suburb

I created a GoogleMap crawler years ago called Fantail. Give it a shot and let me know if you need help.
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Email Scraper that also scrapes Meta Data

Try website email extractor that is capable to extract email from a websites, webpages, list of websites etc. you can extract emails from university's website. It can extract emails from LinkedIn also....
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