Federated Search Made Easy
Dolf Trieschnigg, Kien Tjin-Kam-Jet and Djoerd Hiemstra
- 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 snipdex.org/srf
The plugin works well for the good, doesn't work for the bad and gives usable but not completely correct results for the ugly.