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Auctioneer for Classified Sites Program

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by CaddyShack, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. CaddyShack

    CaddyShack Newbie

    Feb 21, 2014
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    Does anyone know of a program similar to the WoW addon auctioneer but for classified sites?
  2. solventnine

    solventnine Junior Member

    Dec 4, 2009
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    As far as I know and have done a quick search, nothing similar exists. That's not too surprising in the context of what you're trying to accomplish.

    This would be an interesting project. You'd have quite a few hurdles to get past; in a video game, you have a finite number of products and you know in advance what those are. Players don't really get to write ads for their items, either.

    In a real-world application, even if you have a practical finite limit, there's a theoretical infinite number of products (especially with people describing things differently, packaging things together or breaking up packages, etc.). You might start by taking a look at Stanford University's Natural Language Processing Group's "Stanford Parser."