visual data scraper
Steve from United States  [10 posts]
7 year
would I be able to use this in tandem with a Python program to scrape web data? first training it with each website and then letting it visually work the web?
Steven Gentner from United States  [1446 posts] 7 year

Probably not. Its not meant to run off and do its own thing as something like a Siri or Amazon Echo is. Sounds like a more custom coded system with your project goal in mind would be a better platform to start with. What you are referring to is quite complicated and very involved.

Steve from United States  [10 posts] 7 year
I'm lost.
What are you trying to say? It can see things but  can't remember what it sees? It can't identify the pixels it sees?

I'm not asking your program to think just identify buttons and fields and inform my code where it is.
Steven Gentner from United States  [1446 posts] 7 year
Its probably a good idea to provide more than a two line description of what you need to do otherwise our answers will not be very specific.

Yes, you can use the Screen_Capture module followed by the Object_Recognition module to find where a specific button is on a website. You can then also use the Mouse module to move and click on that button too.

However, if you are planning on creating a QA system for websites there are better applications for that. If you are planning on a automating website process there are also better ways of doing that than visually (i.e. web proxy). If you are planning on using this for online casino gambling you probably don't want to since if things go wrong you will lose quite a bit of money! If you are planning on using this for scraping emails addresses ... well, I think you get the idea.

Its best to describe your intended project goal as best you can otherwise we are just guessing at what you are trying to do when we answer your questions ... that can get very confusing for you. :-)


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