Spidering Hacks, O'Reilly (2003) for a complete study of spiders creation in Perl
- See, Kevin Hemenway, Tara Calishain
- Spidering Hacks, O'Reilly (2003) for a complete…
In recent years, the study of complex networks has received a lot of attention. Real systems, including information networks and relationships between persons and users, have gained importance in scientific publications, despite of an important drawback: the difficulty of retrieving and manage such great quantity of information. This paper wants to be an introduction to the construction of spiders and scrapers: specifically, how to program and deploy safely these kind of software applications. The aim is to show how software can be prepared to automatically surf the net and retrieve information for the user with high efficiency and safety.