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Mozenda Glossary of Terms

Web Extraction


See also Web Content Extraction, Website Content Ripper, Web Mining Software, Website Scraper
  Web extraction 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 Extraction by Mozenda


   

Techniques


Web extraction is the collection of relevant data from web sites which users then store in a database. Information is gathered and sorted by an automated sotware program using criteria and patterns set up by the user before the extraction process begins. Unlike web bots, these extractors generally target only one website at a time, and process many web pages within that website. Mozenda does this especially well, and even includes logic that can be set by the user, including how to react when an error occurs, how to handle unexpected page navigations, etc. The secret is in targeting pages with identical

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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