Armen Arzumanyan Armen Arzumanyan - 2 months ago 10
Java Question

Parsing xml DOM child nodes with java

I have following structure of xml

<entities>
<entity>
<type>FieldTerminology</type>
<relevance>0.732316</relevance>
<sentiment>
<type>negative</type>
<score>-0.351864</score>
</sentiment>
<count>2</count>
<text>financial crisis</text>
</entity>
<entity>
<type>Company</type>
<relevance>0.496572</relevance>
<sentiment>
<type>neutral</type>
</sentiment>
<count>1</count>
<text>Goldman Sachs</text>
<disambiguated>
<name>Goldman Sachs</name>
<subType>CompanyShareholder</subType>
<website>http://www.gs.com/</website>
<dbpedia>http://dbpedia.org/resource/Goldman_Sachs</dbpedia>
<freebase>http://rdf.freebase.com/ns/m.01xdn1</freebase>
<yago>http://yago-knowledge.org/resource/Goldman_Sachs</yago>
<crunchbase>http://www.crunchbase.com/company/goldman-sachs</crunchbase>
</disambiguated>
</entity>


I am parsing all, only I cant access to child sentiment
with this how can i access also "sentiment" in each entity node?

NodeList feeds = docs.getElementsByTagName("entities");
for (int i = 0; i < feeds.getLength(); i++) {
Node mainNode = feeds.item(i);
if (mainNode.getNodeType() == Node.ELEMENT_NODE) {
Element firstElement = (Element) mainNode;
System.out.println("First element " + firstElement.getTagName());
NodeList forumidNameList = firstElement.getElementsByTagName("entity");

for (int j = 0; j < forumidNameList.getLength(); ++j) {
Element value = (Element) forumidNameList.item(j);

NodeList conditionList = value.getElementsByTagName("relevance");
for (int k = 0; k < conditionList.getLength(); ++k) {
Element condition = (Element) conditionList.item(k);
String conditionText = condition.getFirstChild().getNodeValue();
System.out.println("relevance " + conditionText);
}
NodeList conditionList1 = value.getElementsByTagName("type");
for (int k = 0; k < conditionList1.getLength(); ++k) {
Element condition = (Element) conditionList1.item(k);
String conditionText = condition.getFirstChild().getNodeValue();
System.out.println("type " + conditionText);
}
NodeList conditionList2 = value.getElementsByTagName("count");
for (int k = 0; k < conditionList2.getLength(); ++k) {
Element condition = (Element) conditionList2.item(k);
String conditionText = condition.getFirstChild().getNodeValue();
System.out.println("count " + conditionText);
}
NodeList conditionList3 = value.getElementsByTagName("text");
for (int k = 0; k < conditionList3.getLength(); ++k) {
Element condition = (Element) conditionList3.item(k);
String conditionText = condition.getFirstChild().getNodeValue();
System.out.println("text " + conditionText);
}


I need parse list of entities and also subnodes.

Answer

I have attempted to get you question solved,I made the following changes 1. Added the missing node parsing for <sentiment> 2. Improvised your parsing logic for <type> node as it would appear twice because of same name in the dom structure.

Note: I would still recommend to use JAXB, XPath for efficient xml parsing. Hope that helps Here the code.

    NodeList feeds = doc.getElementsByTagName("entities");
    for (int i = 0; i < feeds.getLength(); i++) {
        Node mainNode = feeds.item(i);
        if (mainNode.getNodeType() == Node.ELEMENT_NODE) {
            Element firstElement = (Element) mainNode;
            System.out.println("First element "
                    + firstElement.getTagName());
            NodeList forumidNameList = firstElement
                    .getElementsByTagName("entity");

            for (int j = 0; j < forumidNameList.getLength(); ++j) {
                Element value = (Element) forumidNameList.item(j);

                NodeList conditionList = value
                        .getElementsByTagName("type");
                for (int k = 0; k < conditionList.getLength(); ++k) {
                    Element condition = (Element) conditionList.item(k);
                    if (condition.getParentNode().getNodeName()
                            .equals("entity")) {
                        String conditionText = condition
                                .getFirstChild().getNodeValue();
                        System.out.println("type " + conditionText);

                    }
                }
                NodeList conditionList1 = value
                        .getElementsByTagName("relevance");
                for (int k = 0; k < conditionList1.getLength(); ++k) {
                    Element condition = (Element) conditionList1
                            .item(k);
                    String conditionText = condition.getFirstChild()
                            .getNodeValue();
                    System.out.println("relevance " + conditionText);
                }
                NodeList conditionList2 = value
                        .getElementsByTagName("sentiment");
                for (int k = 0; k < conditionList2.getLength(); ++k) {
                    Element condition = (Element) conditionList2
                            .item(k);
                    for (int l = 0; l < condition.getChildNodes()
                            .getLength(); ++l) {
                        Element condition2 = (Element) condition
                                .getChildNodes().item(l);
                        String conditionText = condition2
                                .getFirstChild().getNodeValue();
                        System.out
                                .println("sentiment " + conditionText);
                    }
                }
                NodeList conditionList3 = value
                        .getElementsByTagName("count");
                for (int k = 0; k < conditionList3.getLength(); ++k) {
                    Element condition = (Element) conditionList3
                            .item(k);
                    String conditionText = condition.getFirstChild()
                            .getNodeValue();
                    System.out.println("count " + conditionText);
                }
                NodeList conditionList4 = value
                        .getElementsByTagName("text");
                for (int k = 0; k < conditionList4.getLength(); ++k) {
                    Element condition = (Element) conditionList4
                            .item(k);
                    String conditionText = condition.getFirstChild()
                            .getNodeValue();
                    System.out.println("text " + conditionText);
                }
            }
        }
    }
output
----------------
First element entities
type FieldTerminology
relevance 0.732316
sentiment negative
sentiment -0.351864
count 2
text financial crisis
type Company
relevance 0.496572
sentiment neutral
count 1
text Goldman Sachs
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