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See also: screenscrape



screen-scrape (third-person singular simple present screen-scrapes, present participle screen-scraping, simple past and past participle screen-scraped)

  1. (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.