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Mozenda Glossary of Terms

Web Extractor

See also Data Mining, Extraction Software, Screen Scraping Software, HTML Scrape


Web extractor refers to the practice of collecting data from a website, specifically reoccuring data. This data is generally extracted with the intent to organize it into a format that is native to the user’s own software, or more compatible than as displayed by the website.

Web Extractor by Mozenda




There are several alternative techniques to web scraping which are human labor intensive or require advanced computer or programming skills. These methods are primarily ad hoc techniques used to find and isolate data elements within the HTML of a web page. Although these techniques can be useful and are still performed by many companies, they are time consuming to develop and difficult to maintain. Some of these techniques include:

  • Human Copy & Paste
  • Text Grepping
  • HTTP Programming
  • HTML Parsing
  • DOM Parsing
  • Computer Vision web page analyzing

Why Mozenda?

Mozenda is a software tool that enables anyone to become a web archaeologist, digging and extracting information from the web. With Mozenda you can quickly set up and retrieve information from any website almost completely or in parts. For those who know what they are looking for and the value of the information they receive, Mozenda is a priceless tool in their technology backpack.


The Mozenda Advantage

There is no better way to collect information from the website than the Mozenda Agent Builder. The Agent Builder is your tool suite that includes an intuitive UI and a browser based instruction set. Setting up your crawler is as simple as pointing and clicking to navigate pages and capture the information you want. If you ever run into a problem with a particular website, Mozenda’s support staff is standing by to get you moving again. It’s like instant roadside assistance but FREE. You’ll save more time and money by using Mozenda.


Mozenda Training Videos


Title Length
Play Button Capture Text 0:43
Play Button Input Text Into a Form 0:44
Play Button Click the “Next” Button to Load the Next Page of Results 1:58
Play Button Schedule an Agent to Run Regularly 1:08
Play Button Combine the Contents of Two Fields 1:16


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