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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