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We have a crawling tool called RSS News Collector, which is integrated with KIM. Thus, you can manage RSS feeds to be crawled and populated to a running KIM server. However, it is not a part of the KIM distribution and runs as a separate application.

Download and install

We've been using the RSS News Collector only internally, so it is not publicly available for download. There are 2 options:

After acquiring the zip file, just extract it somewhere. To start it navigate to the extracted folder and execute:

  • bin/ for Linux/Mac
  • bin/ncf.bat for Windows
    The RSS News Collector does not implement availability tactics like ping - echo. It will try to connect to KIM only once, so you should start your KIM server before the RSS News Collector!

The RSS News Collector will run with default configuration - universal boilerplate removal algorithm and a list of popular news agencies' RSS feeds (~60).

Manage RSS Feeds from KIM

This tutorial supposes you already have a local KIM server running.

  1. Navigate to the KIM UI - http://localhost:8080/KIM
  2. Click on Manage, as shown in the picture below. The default credentials are user: admin, pass: admin.
  3. Now click on Manage RSS feeds.
  4. If your setup is correct you will see a page like this and you will be able to add/remove and search through currently configured feeds.
  5. In case the RSS News Collector isn't connected to KIM the following page will be displayed
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