Making data on the web useful: scraping

Scraping describes the method to extract data hidden in documents – such as Web Pages and PDFs and make it useable for further processing. It is among the most useful skills if you set out to investigate data – and most of the time it’s not especially challenging. For the most simple ways of scraping you don’t even need to know how to write code. This article provides recipes to scrape that rely heavily on Google Chrome.

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Authors: School of data
Publication year: 2013
Language: English (EN)
Level of knowledge: Introductory: aware of
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