Tractor allows you to retrieve url data from Mediacloud database using different search queries that help you obtain targeted results.
Search: Extract using tractor the links that contain the specific keywords defining your narrative (see bellow tractor support for Mediacloud search queries) or leave it blank.
Date: Set the date range of interest
Language: choose one of the given options.
API KEY: enter a valid API key. You can obtain more information on obtaining the API at Mediacloud API
When your fields are configured press search and wait until the extraction is completed or until you are pleased with the amount of data retrieved.
Save the output as a CSV file that you can upload to your Graphext site and run it using the Mediacloud recipe.
ADVANCED SEARCH MEDIACLOUD OPERATORS FOR TRACTOR:
These is the syntax that you have to use for querying in a Mediacloud seach
MEDIACLOUD QUERY EXAMPLE:
Query: "real madrid - rome" OR "alvaro odriozola"
With this query we would obtain all links that talk about the exact terms that were looking form.