[Chicago-talk] data mining

Richard Reina richard at rushlogistics.com
Wed Sep 21 17:28:59 PDT 2011

I am hoping to create a US geography database comprised of information about US towns and cities. I was able to get the populations of all incorporated towns from a US census file into a table. However, I am hoping to create a table with facts or (trivia) about the towns themselves (large and small) -- when they were founded, what they're known for (if anything).  Writing a perl program that uses regex to search the web is probably beyond my skills.  However, I am wondering if such a thing is possible and if so how hard or easy it is? I looked on CPAN but confess I really am not sure if I would recognise what I need if I saw it.  Any ideas on how or IF this can be done would be greatly appreciated.


Richard Reina
Rush Logistics, Inc.
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