Mapping LinkedIn relational data

Nov 29, 2011 at 11:40 PM
Edited Nov 29, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Hi all, 

I would like to know if it is possible to crawl LinkedIn relational data. There is an API restriction to do that? If not, someone has a crawler to recommend? 

Cheers, 

Ignacio

Nov 30, 2011 at 1:44 AM
Edited Nov 30, 2011 at 1:50 AM

Ignacio:

There is indeed a LinkedIn API for getting relational data.  The restrictions that LinkedIn places on the API can be found here, although you'll need a lawyer to read it:

http://developer.linkedin.com/documents/linkedin-apis-terms-use

NodeXL has a plug-in architecture that would allow someone to connect NodeXL directly to LinkedIn, but I don't think anyone has done that yet.  See "For Programmers: About NodeXL Graph Data Providers" at http://nodexl.codeplex.com/discussions/71182?ProjectName=nodexl for more information.

-- Tony