Synonyms: scraping Related Terms: ETL, spider, entity extractor Using software to automatically gather data from sources that are normally intended for humans to read. The software simulates mouse clicks and can even type in data into a form and submit it. A set of carefully constructed patterns are used to sift through the results that the server sends back. For example, a web page scraper might look for the text inside an H1 tag in HTML content to find the title of a web page. Classical scrapers had very sensitive rules and would often break even if simple cosmetic changes were made to the output; more modern scrapers can have more flexible rules, or employ multiple rules for the same item. This technology can be used for ETL or entity extraction. Most spiders use some form of scraping to make sense of the pages they are downloading, and could be considered highly specialized web page scrapers.
A scraper is an American made luxury/family car usually a General Motors model from the 1980's to current vehicles. Popular in Bay Area of Northern California, usually associated with the hyphy music and lifestyle movement i.e. e-40 lyrics "sittin in my scraper watching Oakland gone wild". A scraper is a general tag and can be a number of different cars, the most popular being Buick Regals, and Lesabres, but other popular models include Bonneville, Century, Delta 88, Riviera, Reatta, Cutlass Ciera, Cutlass Supreme, Grand Prix,(supercharged models are considered elite due to there performance), Lexus SC's, full size conversion vans, Caprice classics, and Impalas.