Good day to all!
I would like to ask for some suggestions. If this is not appropriate (as in should offer to hire a consultant) please just let me know as I am new to this group.
I do quite a bit of research and I just am curious by nature I guess, so I read a lot of e newsletters from different (mostly IT and business groups from around the globe) sources. These are mostly as emails. These emails "subjects" often do not clearly convey all the information discussed in the newsletter, but only one or two of the key topics included. Each newsletter has several links listed within it.
What I have wanted to do for some time is to find a straight forward way to "extract" the links (as links) into a searchable database that can be searched by key words that I could add as part of the process, sort of like "tags" or "hashtags".
I am currently "playing" with a program called Ask Sam. I had previously thought that if I could find something more or less equivalent to a web crawler/parser that might be the way to go.
The problem is that I think I know what I want to achieve, I just don't know enough about the technical aspects to know what I should be searching for to let me reach my goal.
I guess the best way that I can describe it is a program that can achieve what Google does for web information, only works for email. I use mostly gmail accounts and 99% of the time download the emails into my mail client, Thunderbird. Any help and/or suggestions/thoughts would be greatly appreciated, even if the appropriate route to success is a good consultant! I have two laptops, one is a IBM/Lenovo X60 running Windows 7 with all updates, the other is a Samsung Series 5, i7,8 GB Ram, 1 TB HD, 2 GB video card running Windows 8.