ParaBotS' flagship product XBotS is an intelligent web spider and classifier
that finds information fulfilling specific user demands. It very well illustrates the far reaching possibilities of ParaBotS' web collection technology.
With XBotS concepts
can be trained that can be used by the spider both to select relevant sites and
to determine which way to crawl next.
Search concepts can be created in a wide variety of ways. One can
start with just giving some examples of relevant web sites, but it is also
possible to begin with more structured information or encyclopaedic information
like a wikipedia page.
E.g. concepts like 'hotel' or 'restaurant' can be trained in this way, enabling
the user to retrieve large amounts of sites in these categories.
When the spiders conclude their searches the web sites found can be sorted according to their concept relevance, and can be examined from the application’s GUI.
Furthermore, contact addresses can be extracted from the sites using the WebID plug-in.
The information on these sites is extracted and stored in a structured way. E.g.
in a database or in XML.
These structured results can also be exported to DataDetective, the powerful data mining environment created by ParaBotS' partner Sentient Information Systems. DataDetective is the perfect tool for the clustering of content.
The XBotS software suite is a powerful environment for concept-driven web
searches and a good example of the capabilities of intelligent web collection.
XBotS is currently used by national and international Governmental Agencies for specific concept driven searched meeting their needs.