Piggy Bank is a Firefox extension that turns your browser into a mashup platform, by allowing you to extract data from different web sites and mix them together.
Piggy Bank also allows you to store this extracted information locally for you to search later and to exchange at need the collected information with others.
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Piggy Bank is an open source software and built around the spirit of open participation and collaboration. There are several ways you can help:
- Blog about Piggy Bank
- Subscribe to our mailing lists to show your interest and give us feedback
- Report problems and ask for new features through our issue tracking system (but take a look at our todo list first)
- Send us patches or fixes to the code
- Publish Semantic Web data on your web site (how-to) for Piggy Bank’s consumption
- Write and submit new screen scrapers for others to use
Publications on Piggy Bank:
- David Huynh, Stefano Mazzocchi, and David Karger. Piggy Bank: Experience the Semantic Web Inside Your Web Browser. International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2005.
- Haystack project
- User Interface Design Group
- DIG Decentralized Information Group
- The mSpace project at Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.
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Licensing & Legal Issues
Piggy Bank is open source software and is licensed under the BSD license.
Note, however, that this software ships with libraries that are not released under the same license; that we interpret their licensing terms to be compatible with ours and that we are redistributing them unmodified. For more information on the licensing terms of the libraries Piggy Bank depends on, please refer to the source code.
Piggy Bank can make use of screen scrapers to extract information from certain web pages. Since users have the ability to install additional scrapers in Piggy Bank, it is conceivable that some of those screen scrapers could potentially be hostile.
Anyhow, while we have spent a great deal of effort to protect your browser and your data, please understand that the Simile team does not hold any responsibility over damages to your computer or your data caused by screen scrapers not written by the Simile team.
This software is maintained by the SIMILE project and in particular:
This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation.