Connotate, the enterprise-grade datapipe for Web-sourced information, or Webdata, announced an update of its core technology that simplifies and streamlines the Webdata extraction process and assures complete coverage of today’s highly dynamic websites.

At the center of Connotate4 is a custom browser that leverages the industry standard Webkit engine, which powers leading browsers like Safari and Chrome.  Connotate has six (6) patents that support its Web data extraction technology.  Connotate’s core technology is based on visual abstraction techniques that allow machines to view Web pages as humans do, enabling high-volume extraction of data from Web pages to be automated through a point-and-click interface.  And because Agents are not relying on HTML code to find the data to extract, they can easily adjust to moderate site changes without breaking.

In addition to the custom browser at the center of Connotate4, there are several other core features:

  • Inline data transformations within the Agent development process is a powerful new capability that will ease data integration and customization.
  • Enhanced change detection with highlighting can be requested during the Agent development process via a simple point-and-click checkbox, enabling highlighted change detection that is easily illustrated at the character, word or phrase level.
  • Parallel extraction tasks makes it faster to complete tasks, allowing even more scalability for even larger extractions.
  • Build and expand capabilities turn the act of re-using a single Agent for related extraction tasks a one-click event, allowing for faster Agent creation.
  • A simplified user interface enabling simplified and faster Agent development.

The new release allows Connotate’s intelligent extraction Agents to access about 95 percent of Webdata.  And, the adaptive platform can quickly accommodate new Web properties and technologies as they emerge – providing the ability to scale far beyond the competitive landscape.

Source:  Connotate