Scribd is a document-sharing website that allows users to post, view and download documents in a range of formats, including:
- Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx)
- Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pps, .pptx, .ppsx)
- Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
- OpenDocument (.odt, .odp, .ods, .odf, .odg)
- OpenOffice.org XML (.sxw, .sxi, .sxc, .sxd)
- Plain text (.txt)
- Portable Document Format (.pdf)
- PostScript (.ps)
- Rich text format (.rtf)
- Tagged image file format (.tif, .tiff)
Track what's posted on Scribd with Digimind
Use Scribd search and filters to get the URL
On the Scribd site, use the search box at the top of the page to start creating an information flow.
In this example, I'm looking for information with the keyword "technology" and so I get back:
There are 3,840,301 documents already on Scribd that fit this search requirement. Bear in mind that by tracking this site you will be alerted for any new postings and not for information that already exists on Scribd.
The next step is to use the filters at the top of the Scribd page in order to get a more focused flow of information.
In this example, I would like to focus on documents:
This will then open up a greater choice of filters and I can begin to specify what I would like my agent to track.
In my example I have selected English language and PPT in the filetypes menu:
At the top of the page is the URL that I now need to paste into my Digimind agent.
Once this URL has been pasted into the Smart Tracker you will see:
If needs be you can apply a more sophisticated query inside your Digimind agent.
On the dashboard, you will now be able to present the alerts from this agent in a portlet.