CPFAQ: A Question Database, Part 2

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. Last week, I created the first version of a database schema that will store the source […]

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CPFAQ: A Question Database

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. So far this year, I’ve been building tools that operate on text files in tab-separate value […]

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CPFAQ: Classifying Quora Questions

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. On Quora, it’s common to see the same questions, or variations of the same questions, show […]

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CPFAQ: Classifying Quora Topics

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. If you study the current Quora topic ontology for competitive programming, it’s clear that it needs […]

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CPFAQ: Quora Topic Ontology

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. This week, I published a post to the Quora Topic Gnomery blog on the subject of […]

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CPFAQ: Quora Topic Cleanup

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. As part of the FAQ research process, I’m creating a canonical list of Quora topics related […]

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CPFAQ: Collecting Quora Topics

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. In recent weeks, I have been experimenting with ways to collect Quora questions, especially those that […]

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CPFAQ: Collecting Quora Questions, Part 2

I’m building a webliography of competitive programming resources, and I’m currently focusing on Quora questions. So far, I have extracted questions from search engine results and from the All Questions page that Quora generates. But as I mentioned last week, only a small fraction of the available topic questions appear in those locations. Where are […]

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CPFAQ: Collecting Quora Questions

Last week, I wrote about using search engine results to collect links to import into Webliographer. I used three search engine features: standard search, standard search with duplicates included, and site-specific search. Each of these features had pros and cons: Standard search returned results from more domains, but with fewer results per domain. Standard search […]

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CPFAQ: Importing Search Results

The purpose of Webliographer is to collect and manage web references (URLs). A good way to get a baseline set of references on a topic is to import the results of a web search. But if you use a search engine this way, you’ll find some quirks that don’t appear when you’re searching interactively.

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