Operation Scraping Netflix’s Data


“This database probing told me three things: 1) Netflix had an absurdly large number of genres, an order of magnitude or two more than I had thought, 2) it was organized in a way that I didn’t understand, and 3) there was no way I could go through all those genres by hand. But I also realized there was a way to scrape all this data.” More about Netflix’s categorization of genre and their favorite adjectives, locations and time periods + an interview with Netflix’s VP of Product Todd Yellin here.


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