Definition of screen scraping in English:

screen scraping


mass noun
  • The action of using a computer program to copy data from a website.

    • ‘You can implement an encryption algorithm or screen scraping on top of the Web Service call.’
    • ‘This application provides a more stable and structured alternative to "screen scraping" and similar techniques.’
    • ‘The account aggregation firm will then retrieve the information through a process known as " screen scraping ".’
    • ‘The restrictions on screen scraping cause me to wonder whether I'll encounter other technology-cramped restrictions related to the Webcast.’
    • ‘The first route often chosen to overcome the Mobile Presentation Challenge is called "screen scraping" or transcoding; this requires repurposing and reformatting HTML presentation content.’