Connotate’s technology uses machine learning to automatically generate highly efficient code and supporting context, collectively referred to as a Web Agent or just Agent.
Agents navigate websites to find the precise information that you’re looking for – ignoring ads and other extraneous website content – turning unstructured Web pages into machine-readable data to support business processes.
Connotate’s Web data extraction and collection technology is superior to Web scrapers and Web scraping scripts because we recognized that change is a fundamental aspect of the Web – and we’ve built the Connotate solution for maximum resiliency, because websites change in format all the time.
Websites also post new content constantly. Our data extraction and collection solution is optimized to not only accurately detect Web content changes but also deliver just the precise changed content to achieve tremendous efficiency gains. We filter out the noise and remove duplicate data to make workflows more efficient and effective.
Core Product Features
|Change detection with highlighting|
|Intelligent navigation (following links)|
|Drill-down / full story extraction|
|Configuration of inputs/queries/log ins via drop-down menus and search boxes|
|Web Services API|
|Follow-the-sun support option|
For more details, read What Connotate Does Better Than Web Scraping Scripts and Toolkits.
At Connotate, we believe that technology should accommodate your business processes – and adapt to future growth and change.
To that end, we offer flexible, practical options to meet your specific business needs.
Using our point-and-click interface, non-technical staff can begin monitoring and collecting data from websites quickly and easily:
Connotate On-Premise patented visual abstraction technology, allowing non-developers to quickly set up monitoring for new sites, supporting rapid deployment at scale.
The solution also supports SOAP and REST Web Services APIs for integration into workflows, as well as rapid creation of database connections for any ODBC-compliant database including SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle and others.
Connotate On-Premise is ideal if you want to build your own applications, merge them into your workflow at will and create a data collection capability that can empower your entire organization as well as your specific department.
Connotate builds and maintains hosted solutions at our own data centers, delivering the data to you in the format you request per your defined schedule or on a transaction basis.
Connotate Hosted is ideal for businesses or departments that don’t have the time or cycles to manage a project start to finish and/or interact with IT to use computing resources.
Connotate lowers your average cost and time-to-market by allowing you to pick the right solution for the right website and the right job.
For more information, please browse our Web Data Collection & Monitoring Resources.