Re: Scripting in PiggyBank

From: David Huynh <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:39:06 -0500

Hi Chung,

Have you tried the following 2 tools?

They are probably more suitable for the kind of generic website
scripting you want.



Chung Le wrote:

> I have been using PiggyBank, and successfully created several screen
> scrapers with it.
> The combination of the PiggyBank RDF store, the user interface, XPath
> and screen scraper wrapers provides a very powerful way to extract
> data in RDF format from arbitrary web pages. I found it extremely
> useful and a sound solution to my information needs. Thanks for making
> this state of the art tool available!
> I now would like to find a way to automate the process of going to
> different web sites to collect info. Each web page requires a user id
> and password. It also requires certain pattern of navigation to get to
> the right web page, where a screeen scraper has been provided for
> PiggyBank to collect the needed info. I would very much appreciate
> some advice as to how to automate the process either in PiggyBank, or
> outside of it using some conventional methods.
> Many thanks for your help.
> Happy PiggyBanking ...
> -- Chung Le
Received on Mon Nov 28 2005 - 22:32:35 EST

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