Vigi4Med Scraper specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_15347
Name Vigi4Med Scraper
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data A list of forums’ URLS to scrape.
Output data The log and the generated RDF graph.
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Perl, PHP
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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Vigi4Med Scraper in publication

PMCID: 5938397
PMID: 29765326
DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00439

[…] figure ., we generated a dataset of over 60 million posts extracted from 22 french medical forums – one website could host several forums – from 01/01/2000 to 07/03/2015, using the open source tool vigi4med scraper (), which was developed for the vigi4med project. nlp techniques were then applied to these posts () to identify both drugs (drug name and posology) and events (disorders, signs, […]

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Vigi4Med Scraper institution(s)
University of Lyon, MINES Saint-Étienne, CNRS, Hubert Curien Laboratory, UMR 5516, Saint-Étienne, France; Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France; INSERM, U1142, LIMICS, Paris, France
Vigi4Med Scraper funding source(s)
This work was supported by grant number AAP-2013-052 from the ANSM, the French agency for drug safety (Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé).

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