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Internet scraping is the scraping of data used to extract data from websites. The term usually refers to automated processes performed using bots or indexing tools. It is a form of copying in which certain data is collected and copied from the Internet, usually to a central local database or spreadsheet, for later use or analysis.
Scraping is used to collect contacts and as a component of applications used for Internet indexing, Internet mining and data mining, online price change tracking and price comparison, scraping product reviews (to monitor competition), real estate listing collection, weather data tracking, change detection on-site, research, network presence and reputation tracking, internet mashup and internet data integration.
Data mining or data mining is the sorting, organizing, or grouping of a large amount of data and the extraction of relevant information. It is a form of data analytics that is often collected by scraping.