Picture Captionator – example of python screen scraping


Here’s an example of screen scraping with Python.  Give this script a list of words, and it will 1) find a picture of the object/person/whatever via Google Image Search, and also 2) generate a caption for the picture by selecting a random sentence from the object’s Wikipedia article.  Note that the captions may not relate directly to the selected picture.  In fact they often do not, to humorous effect.  So there you go, it just became a game.  Or a time waster.  Whatever it is, hopefully it can be a good example of how to do this kind of thing.

Requires Pygame to do the display.

Download: captionator_v0.1.zip

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  1. […] Scraping with Python I’ve done a few projects now involving screen scraping web data with Python.  I thought I would write a post […]

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