The Web is the largest and most powerful collection of knowledge and information ever assembled. And it’s readily accessible to everyone – except computers, analysis and automation.
Recognizing this, a team of computer scientists at Rutgers University set out solve this deceptively difficult problem of transforming Web page content into computer-friendly data.
In 2000, the team founded Connotate to explore the potential of this brilliant idea:
That same year, a separate team of researchers at the University of Southern California also recognized the limitations of Web scrapers and came up with a similar, approach – use machine learning to detect patterns in websites to deliver a solution that’s reliable and resilient.
For more than a decade, each team worked separately to gain traction in different vertical markets. The business potential and addressable markets of these two complementary technologies expanded exponentially when Connotate (NJ) and Fetch (CA) merged in January 2012.
Today, operating as Connotate, these two companies which shared a common goal are now delivering on a shared vision:
At Connotate, we are customer needs-driven, relentless about service excellence and committed to working with our growing list of clients to help them gain business advantage with Web data.