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Top 50 open source web crawlers for data mining

23rd Jan `15, 02:22 PM in Data Mining

A web crawler (also known in other terms like ants, automatic indexers, bots, web spiders, web robots or…

A web crawler (also known in other terms like ants, automatic indexers, bots, web spiders, web robots or web scutters) is an automated program, or script, that methodically scans or “crawls” through web pages to create an index of the data it is set to look for. This process is called Web crawling or spidering.

There are various uses for web crawlers, but essentially a web crawler is used to collect/mine data from the Internet. Most search engines use it as a means of providing up-to-date data and to find what’s new on the Internet. Analytics companies and market researchers use web crawlers to determine customer and market trends in a given geography. In this article, we present top 50 open source web crawlers available on the web for data mining.

Name Language Platform
Heritrix Java Linux
Nutch Java Cross-platform
Scrapy Python Cross-platform
DataparkSearch C++ Cross-platform
GNU Wget C Linux
GRUB C#, C, Python, Perl Cross-platform
ht://Dig C++ Unix
HTTrack C/C++ Cross-platform
ICDL Crawler C++ Cross-platform
mnoGoSearch C Windows
Norconex HTTP Collector Java Cross-platform
Open Source Server C/C++, Java PHP Cross-platform
PHP-Crawler PHP Cross-platform
YaCy Java Cross-platform
WebSPHINX Java Cross-platform
WebLech Java Cross-platform
Arale Java Cross-platform
JSpider Java Cross-platform
HyperSpider Java Cross-platform
Arachnid Java Cross-platform
Spindle Java Cross-platform
Spider Java Cross-platform
LARM Java Cross-platform
Metis Java Cross-platform
SimpleSpider Java Cross-platform
Grunk Java Cross-platform
CAPEK Java Cross-platform
Aperture Java Cross-platform
Smart and Simple Web Crawler Java Cross-platform
Web Harvest Java Cross-platform
Aspseek C++ Linux
Bixo Java Cross-platform
crawler4j Java Cross-platform
Ebot Erland Linux
Hounder Java Cross-platform
Hyper Estraier C/C++ Cross-platform
OpenWebSpider C#, PHP Cross-platform
Pavuk C Lunix
Sphider PHP Cross-platform
Xapian C++ Cross-platform
Arachnode.net C# Windows
Crawwwler C++ Java
Distributed Web Crawler C, Java, Python Cross-platform
iCrawler Java Cross-platform
pycreep Java Cross-platform
Opese C++ Linux
Andjing Java
Ccrawler C# Windows
WebEater Java Cross-platform
JoBo Java Cross-platform

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