screen scraping

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screen scraping

Acquiring data displayed on screen by capturing the text manually with the copy command or via software. Web pages are constantly being screen scraped in order to save meaningful data for later use. In order to perform scraping automatically, software must be used that is written to recognize specific data. See scraping and screen scraper.
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The European software maker admitted TomorrowNow had wrongfully downloaded millions of Oracle's files through the use of a web scraper, software that systematically extracts information from websites.
The site is powered by Velocityscape Web Scraper Plus+, which constantly extracts data from search engines, Alexa, Dmoz, Wikipedia, and other sources.
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ScraperWiki, one of the 2011 Knight News Challenge winners, is an online tool that makes it possible to write web scrapers in Python, Ruby or PHP in an online editor.
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Web scrapers extract millions of pieces of information silently and quickly.