Federated Search Made Easy

Dolf Trieschnigg, Kien Tjin-Kam-Jet and Djoerd Hiemstra

University of Twente
Extracting search results from web search engines is a pain: Implementing an API, using existing wrapper generators or manually determining XPaths is time-consuming
(Semi-)Automatically determine XPaths to extract search result items
Based on a single search result page using a Firefox plugin

Available from

The plugin works well for the good, doesn't work for the bad and gives usable but not completely correct results for the ugly.

The Good