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Monday, June 09, 2014  

Import.io - Turn the Web Into Data With Extractors, Crawlers and Connectors

Using their desktop app you can turn any website into a table of data or an API in just a few minutes without writing any code. There are three methods of data extraction: a) Extractors - An Extractor is the most straightforward method of getting data, it allows you to turn an unstructured web page into a table of data; b) Crawlers - A Crawler is an extractor with legs; it allows you to go to every page of a website and extract data from every page that matches the pattern you define; and c) Connectors - A Connector is an extractor that lets you interact with a web site, for example via a search field, to get to your data. With this data you can: 1) Create - Datasets allow you to mash together up to 100 live and static data sources; 2) Share - Show off your Dataset by sharing it via social media or a unique link; 3) Export - Download your Dataset as JSON, CSV, HTML, or XLS; 4) Integrate - Using their client libraries you can easily integrate live data in any language; 5) Mix - Combine multiple Connectors to create your own aggregated search; and 6) Store - All your data is stored on their cloud servers so you can access it anywhere. This will be added to Bot Research Subject Tracer™. This will be added to my white paper Web Data Extractors. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:58 AM
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