Regular Expressions, love or hate them, they are fantastic at extracting data from the web / html pages.

Regular Expressions Love Or Hate Them

Love or hate (like Marmite), there is no denying Regular Expressions are fantastic at extracting data from the web / html pages. What is a Regular Expression ? A regular expression is a super-powerful wildcard text matcher. This super-powerful matcher can also be used to extract (capture) data at specific points in the wildcard.  So what […]

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Screen Scraping Service – In The Early Days

Our first web screen scraping service project was back in Oct 2003. The market for web automation and data extraction did not really exist at this time, this market was new and only just emerging ! Screen Scraping Service In 2003 Screen Scraping and Web Data Extraction “as a service” was unheard of ! These days […]

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How to Manually Extract Web Data

To manually extract web data is quite easy, its just very time consuming and prone to human error if you need to do a lot of it. Web pages present structured data, telephone directories, product catalogs, search results, etc. The data is formatted for human browsing using a language called HTML. This structured data is […]

Competitor Price Watch

Competitor Price Watch

Competitor Price Watch   In order for you to be a successful business person, you need to ensure that you are always up-to-date on the latest information regarding your company. More importantly, though, you always have to keep a close eye on your competition. By using the latest in web mining software, we can help […]