OXPath: A Language for Scalable, Memory-Efficient Data Extraction from Web Applications

The evolution of the web has outpaced itself: the growing wealth of information and the increasing sophistication of interfaces necessitate automated processing. Web automation and extraction technologies have been overwhelmed by this very growth. To address this trend, the authors identify four key requirements of web extraction: interact with sophisticated web application interfaces, precisely capture the relevant data for most web extraction tasks, scale with the number of visited pages, and readily embed into existing web technologies.

Provided by: VLD Digital Topic: Data Management Date Added: Sep 2011 Format: PDF

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