What is an Extraction Service?
Every one knows that the
web is a store house of Information. Information on the web can be put to several uses. For example you can read news from say twenty to hundred sites and send out a summary to your clients every month.
You can see an example of extraction of Single handle bathroom faucets from http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Cat/Single-Handle-Bathroom-Faucets/1132/List= please see Fig1. The results can be seen in Fig2..
Fig1. Original web page in browser
Fig2. Extracted output viewed in Excel
Regardless of the details an extraction process consists of a script or program to visit a website and pullout or extract data from the page. Most pages are not well structured and contain unwanted information (e.g. advertisements), which are discarded by the script. Unstructured information is converted into structured database fields. Other operations performed by the script include crawling the site,login,filling in forms.
Writing the scripts for extraction needs programming knowledge or knowlege of html as a minimum and in general the use of statistical or other advanced procedures.One time Extraction services
Subscription based service with informatio being updated periodically
Follow the left panel links for more examples of extraction.
Extraction service lets you concentrate on your information or knowlege needs rather than tools and methods to acquire it. In otherwards you concentrate on your core business. Our services come in two flavours.
Benefits of Extraction Service
Doing the Information gathering manually is time consuming and error proneYou can increase the accuracy and reduce time from several days or weeks to a day or so.
Having the information in a dabase compatible form enables use by other programs
Have the information updated periodically.
In most casesusing the Extraction Services will improve your business processes significantly and will contribute to an increased customer satisfaction and healthier profits by contributing to productivity, speed of response and knowledge base.
What can I do with Extraction Service?
Research and know the market
Add to production capabilities
- generate sales leads
- gather product pricing data
- gather competitor product and pricing data
- gather competitor product performance or your own from various web sources
- Track tenders and auctions
Capture Financial data
- keep track of latest information effecting your products and processes.
- keep track of patent information.
Other than these you could use it to build real estate data, job postings data and a host of others limited only by your imagination.
- Stock market data yours as well as competitors.
- Competitors openly availble financial data
What forms of output can be provided
XLS-Excel spread sheet
custom including post extraction processing like sorting by price, location , business rules etc.Remember the difference between information and knowledge is that knowledge is in usable form whereas information is not. Knowlege is our core business.
Examine your business processes
Assess your Information and knowlege needs
Feel free to discuss your needs with us . Consultation and quote come at zero cost to you.