screen-scrape (third-person singular simple present screen-scrapes, present participle screen-scraping, simple past and past participle screen-scraped)
Last modified on 19 November 2008, at 15:43
- (transitive) (computing) To extract data from (a source such as a webpage) by picking it out from among the human-readable content.
- 2003, Kim Topley, Java Web Services in a Nutshell
- Screen-scraping programs, by their nature, are very reliant on the layout of the information source that they are analyzing.
- 2006, Kevin Strange, C. Elegans: Methods and Applications
- Often it is simpler to screen-scrape this data rather than trying to recreate the logic of a script using programmatic interfaces to the database.
- 2008, Raymond Yee, Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services
- Or you could go to the other extreme and screen-scrape the site at will.