Inspect a URL and estimate if it links to news story
- Issues: [https://github.com/pastpages/storysniffer/issues](<https://github.com/pastpages/storysniffer/issues)
- Packaging: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/storysniffer
- Testing: https://travis-ci.org/pastpages/storysniffer
Install the package from the Python Package Index.
$ pip install storysniffer
guess method offers a hard yes or no estimate. But keep in mind that this package is still embryonic and don't take its answer too seriously.
>>> import storysniffer >>> storysniffer.guess("http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-intelligence-mining-data-from-nine-us-internet-companies-in-broad-secret-program/2013/06/06/3a0c0da8-cebf-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html") True >>> storysniffer.guess("http://www.washingtonpost.com/") False >>> storysniffer.guess("https://twitter.com/bartongellman") False
This is a joint project of PastPages.org, The Reynolds Journalism Institute and the University of Missouri.