First release of Auto-bookmarking software.
By user12607856 on Nov 01, 2004
I've just released the first version (0.3) of my auto-bookmarking software. You can download it from here. It is released under the LGPL license.
The files in this distribution are an attempt to automatically generate browser bookmarks from an initial set of topics, by using the Google Java API and extracting the best hit for each query.
For more information on the reasoning behind why this is considered useful, see:
http://blogs.sun.com/richb/20040908#google_web_search_api_s http://blogs.sun.com/richb/20040910#initial_version_of_a_auto http://blogs.sun.com/richb/20040930#more_work_on_auto_generating http://blogs.sun.com/richb/20041008#automatic_dewey_decimal_bookmarks
Bookmarks are generated in the XML Bookmark Exchange Language (XBEL) format. For more details on this specification see:
To use the Auto-bookmarks software, you will need to download a copy of the Google developer's kit, create a Google account and obtain a licence key. For more details on this, see:
The distribution contains various files related to generating bookmarks based on the Library of Congress Classification. For more information on LCC, see:
In particular, the file LCC/LCC.txt is a text-based representation of the various LCC PDF files found on the above web site, and will be the input for the auto-bookmark work being done based on LCC data.
The full README for the Auto-bookmarks distribution, including instructions on how to compile and run the software, can be found here.
Suggestions for further improvement would be most welcome, plus bug reports and comments. I'm sure there will be some tweaks to get it initially working for everyone. I'm also interested in working with others to improve this. Even helping with defining the best Google searches to get the most useful top hit for each subject would be great.
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