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UNIDENT
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5/6/13 3:23 A

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If Tesco made their data minable why would you go to Tesco's page again?

It's probably not in their best interests, so it's probably not something many sites will do. Most places are a bit cagey with their data. Unless it's publicly accessible, eg Spark's is the USDA database. No idea if Spark would even have the legal right to make it slurpable off Spark - maybe Tesco doesn't have the legal right to share their data out?

Deb, in New Zealand


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5/6/13 3:11 A

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This is probably horribly complicated and tricky to code but here goes. I'd love if spark could "slurp" calorie information from others websites. I recently found that most things I buy in tesco have the nutritional info up on the home shopping page. This is handy as I don't need to keep the empty box or wrapper to enter details from. However I notice that the order nutrients are put in is almost always different to the format on spark so a simple cut and paste wouldn't work, it would need to be some sort of clever data mining.



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