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Web Scraping Software vs Hosted Crawl Solution

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Janet Williams

Web scraping is a widely known term these days; not just because so much data exists around us, but more because there’s already so much being done with that data. Let’s try to analyze the differences between opting for software that comes with DIY components over picking a hosted data acquisition or hosted crawl solution […]

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Confluence of Data Mining and Web Crawling

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Janet Williams

1993– 90’s saw a buzz in data mining, the days when tech publishers started part series on mining techniques and approaches. Courses were introduced in colleges and multiple researches produced to ride on this wave of data mining. Data mining essentially meant employing clustering or machine learning techniques to draw out conclusions based on data […]

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Data as a Service platform for Market Research

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Janet Williams

Traditionally when data sources were limited, there were different kinds of processes in place at the market research firms. Reports were created out of manually entering data into systems and results were later visualized via some standard analyses. But with the exponential rise in data volume, both online and offline (because of online resources), techniques […]

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Extract product data feeds from E-commerce websites

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Janet Williams

Increasing attendance of retailers online and big data soaring new heights calls for a quick look at what’s trending these days in the context of the e-commerce landscape. Requirements that we receive from our enterprise clients with respect to crawling and extracting products can by far be categorized into 3: Collecting product information from specific […]

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Customized 404 / Freshness Checker for URLs

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Janet Williams

With websites that link back to the original source for a particular piece of information, there’s an inherent problem of maintaining freshness of those links. Let’s take an example of a digital classified ad listing company that aggregates various ads from multiple sources on the web, and links each such ad back to its source […]

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Targeting International Clients – how we bypassed into them

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Janet Williams

It was only when someone asked us- “How many Indian clients do you guys serve currently?”, did we realize that we were only serving 2 at that point and had directly gone international since PromptCloud’s inception. How this happened- unintentionally and why this happened- we can closely guess. The Indian ecosystem wasn’t ready for such […]

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What enterprises do with Big Data- Part 2

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Janet Williams

It’s amusing how Big Data is knocking doors these days and so it took a while to settle down with the overwhelming response on the previous post. Here’s the next one. Notes- a) Notes that applied to the previous batch apply here too. b) Only public data gets crawled in the process and robots.txt is strictly […]

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Web Data Crawling vs Web Data Scraping

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Janet Williams
Data Crawling vs Scraping

One of our favorite quotes has been, ‘If a problem changes by an order, it becomes a different problem’, and in this lies the answer to – Data Crawling vs Data Scraping. Data Crawling means dealing with large data sets where you develop your crawlers (or bots) which crawl to the deepest of the web […]

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