Web crawlers are used by online enterprises to search, extract and store information from any website. eCommerce sites extensively use them for research, monitoring competitor prices and copyright infringements.
The market today is flooded with a range of web crawlers. But implementing an efficient one is a major challenge. It is time consuming to crawl the entire website to extract information from it. A separate engine/app and high manual intervention is required to identify, extract and store desired content in the database. Due to the large volume of web pages, it is vital that crawlers are intelligent enough to prioritize download. Identification and extraction of selective content from desired pages is challenging. Web content change very frequently. As a result, by the time the crawler downloads that the last page from a website, it may have been modified or deleted.
Mindtree’s customized crawler is an end-to-end solution that increases productivity through powerful, fully automated web data extraction. It is an intelligent solution that crawls only the required pages, extracts selective content and stores it as required. The stored content is then indexed, searched and displayed. It operates independently but can be easily integrated with online businesses using web services in any format – XML / JSON, etc.