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Web Scraping

Collecting and Retrieving Data from the Web

Part of the Tourism on the Verge book series (TV)

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In this chapter, a number of tools for crawling websites are presented, and an example using hotel ratings has been adopted in order to specifically show how these can be extracted from a rating platform. For this purpose, Python with the library “BeautifulSoup” is used. Other program packages include Scrapy and Selenium, with which more complex applications can be realized. In addition to the technical aspects of web scraping, the legal framework of this process will also be discussed.

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  • Web crawling
  • Website parsing
  • Web scraping
  • Open Data
  • BeautifulSoup

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Egger, R., Kroner, M., Stöckl, A. (2022). Web Scraping. In: Egger, R. (eds) Applied Data Science in Tourism. Tourism on the Verge. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88389-8_5

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