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  • Data Mining VS Data Extraction: What's the Difference?

    Thursday, May 28, 2020 Knowledge

    Data mining is often misunderstood as extracting and obtaining data, but it is actually way more complicated than that. In this post, let’s find out t...

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  • Top 30 Free Web Scraping Software in 2020

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Web Scraping

    This article introduces a detailed list of the 30 most popular and free web scraping software around the globe in 2020.

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  • AI Web Scraping: Scrape Ecommerce Website with Auto-detection

    Monday, May 18, 2020 Octoparse

    We made a series of lessons for you to get on board quickly with our latest version Octoparse 8. In this lesson, we will go through how to scrape eCom...

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  • 10 Simple Excel Functions for Data Analysis

    Thursday, May 07, 2020 Knowledge

    Excel is one of the must-have data analysis tools in the market. To this day it provides more than 450 functions, but actually knowing how to use a fe...

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  • Competitor Monitoring for Price Strategy and Product Planning

    Thursday, April 30, 2020 Knowledge

    Monitoring competitors’ product listings will give you a wealth of valuable information about your competitors—perhaps a well-funded rival is doing pe...

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  • How to Become a Data Journalist

    Thursday, April 23, 2020 Knowledge

    More often than not, data journalists need to equip themselves with technical skills to be able to see through things and deliver newsworthy informati...

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  • What Is XPath and How to Use It in Octoparse?

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Knowledge

    XPath plays an important role when you use Octoparse to scrape data. Rewriting XPath can help you deal with missing pages, missing data or duplicates,...

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  • Octoparse 8 vs Octoparse 7 Comparison: What’s New in 8.1?

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Octoparse

    Our brand new version - OP 8.1 just came out a few weeks ago. To help you get a better understanding of what the differences between OP 8 and 7 are, I...

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