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Working with WebSPHINX Web Crawler


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How to work on WebSPHINX Web Crawler's Crawler Workbench. …

How to work on WebSPHINX Web Crawler's Crawler Workbench.

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  • 1. Working With WebSPHINX Web Crawler
  • 2. Step 1: Run “Java -jar webshinx.jar” in the command prompt
  • 3. This opens the WebSPHINX GUI
  • 4. Step 2: Specifying Starting URL ( here)
  • 5. Step 3: Specify the action to be taken There exist five options: 1) Save: We can save pages to a specified directory 2) Concatenate: We can concatenate the results into a single page, mainly used for printing the search results 3) Extract: We can extract a specific object type, but need to provide HTML code for the same. Eg- <a>(?{logo}<img>)<p>({caption})</a> allows us to extract images 4) Highlight: Results are highlighted in a specific colour (default: blue) 5) Script: (We couldn't try this out as no scripts were available to us)
  • 6. Step 4: Select the visualization mode 1) Graph 2) Outline 3) Statistics
  • 7. Action to be taken Save
  • 8. Action: Save
  • 9. As the Myresults folder was specified as the save location, history and index can be seen here
  • 10. Files associated with the URL can be seen here
  • 11. Action to be taken Concatenate
  • 12. Action: Concatenate
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  • 14. Action to be taken Extract
  • 15. Action: Extract
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  • 17. Action to be taken Highlight
  • 18. Action: Highlight Highlight colour: Blue (default)
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  • 20. Crawling Visualization Graph Mode
  • 21. Starting URL or Root of the tree
  • 22. Root of the tree Son the root Son of the previous son of the root
  • 23. In this crawler, this process is continues till either all the links have been retrieved or no more hard disk space is available.
  • 24. The number of links crawled keeps on increasing
  • 25. We can even see the URL associated with the page
  • 26. Crawling visualization OutlineMode
  • 27. The outline mode displays the flow in the crawling process, i.e. it shows how the process is proceeding by displaying the nesting of URLs
  • 28. We can clearly see increase in the number of pages crawled
  • 29. This screenshot displays the increase in the number of home pages as well
  • 30. Crawling visualization Statistics Mode
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  • 33. Now showing the process in command prompt
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