Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 11, Number 14, September 2021

An Automated Analytics Engine for College Program Selection
using Machine Learning and Big Data Analysis


Jinhui Yu, Xinyu Luan and Yu Sun, California State Polytechnic University, USA


Because of the differences in the structure and content of each website, it is often difficult for international applicants to obtain the application information of each school in time. They need to spend a lot of time manually collecting and sorting information. Especially when the information of the school may be constantly updated, the information may become very inaccurate for international applicants. we designed a tool including three main steps to solve the problem: crawling links, processing web pages, and building my pages. In compiling languages, we mainly use Python and store the crawled data in JSON format [4]. In the process of crawling links, we mainly used beautiful soup to parse HTML and designed crawler.

In this paper, we use Python language to design a system. First, we use the crawler method to fetch all the links related to the admission information on the school's official website. Then we traverse these links, and use the noise_remove [5] method to process their corresponding page contents, so as to further narrow the scope of effective information and save these processed contents in the JSON files. Finally, we use the Flask framework to integrate these contents into my front-end page conveniently and efficiently, so that it has the complete function of integrating and displaying information.


Data Crawler, Data Processing, Web framework.