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See screen scraper.



screen scraper

(1) Software that automatically extracts and saves data from interactive screens without user intervention. This type of screen scraper was used primarily to capture data displayed on earlier character-based terminals. See character based.

(2) Software that automatically extracts data from HTML pages or other documents that are normally viewed interactively (see screen scraping).

(3) Also called "frontware," this screen scraper added a graphical user interface (GUI) to earlier character-based mainframe and minicomputer applications. The software ran in the user's computer, which connected to the mainframe or mini via the network or terminal emulation. See terminal emulation.



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