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web scraping

[ web-skrey-ping ]
/ ˈwɛb ˌskreɪ pɪŋ /
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noun Digital Technology.
the extraction and copying of data from a website into a structured format using a computer program: Hackers pose a threat with techniques like web scraping.Our search engine uses web scraping to index sites.
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Also called web data extraction, web harvesting .

Origin of web scraping

First recorded in 2000–05

OTHER WORDS FROM web scraping

web scrap·er, noun
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