The Possibilities Are Endless
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.
Return on investment
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.
Easy. Fast. Secure.
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. For example, 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.