screen-scraper Introduction -- Data Extraction & Page Scraping
screen-scraper is a tool for extracting data from Web sites. It works much like a database that allows you to mine the data of the world wide web. It provides a graphical interface allowing you to designate URL's, data elements to be extracted, and scripting logic to traverse pages and work with mined data. Once these items have been created, screen-scraper can be invoked from external languages such as .NET, Java, PHP, and Active Server Pages. It can also be scheduled to scrape information at periodic intervals. screen-scraper offers solutions to many common business problems. One of the most frequent uses of our software and services is to mine data on products and download them to a spreadsheet. A more sophisticated example would be a meta-search engine wherein a search query entered by a user is simultaneously run on multiple web sites in real-time, after which the results are displayed in a single interface.
If you want to add your voice and contribute to this existing news event, use the event code
(Event Code: @13004621), that you will find on each news event page, as the first word of the
SMS or MMS message followed by a space then add your contribution (text, image or video). For example:
@13004621 This is an amazing video of Greg Norman hitting a hole-in-one in Sydney, Australia.
The first word of the message should be @13004621 (event code), to make sure the system attaches
your voice to the right news event.