web scraping

[ web skrey-ping ]
/ ˈwɛb ˌskreɪ pɪŋ /

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.

Origin of web scraping

First recorded in 2000–05
Also called web data extraction, web harvesting.

OTHER WORDS FROM web scraping

web scrap·er, noun
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