- (computing) A piece of software that screen-scrapes.
screen-scrape +"Ž -er
(1) Software that automatically extracts data from interactive screens without user intervention. This was done primarily to capture the data displayed on earlier character-based terminals. See character based.
(2) Software that automatically extracts data from HTML pages or other documents that are normally viewed interactively by the user (see screen scraping).
(3) Also called "frontware," it is software that adds a graphical user interface (GUI) to earlier character-based mainframe and minicomputer applications. The screen scraper ran in the user's computer and connected to the mainframe or mini via the network or terminal emulation. See terminal emulation.