web crawler (Otherwise termed as ants, automatic indexers, bots, web spiders, web robots or web scutters) is an automated script or program that scans or “crawls” through web pages to create an index of the data it is pre-programmed to search for.

This technique is called Web crawling or spidering.

There are several tasks web crawlers are used for, but basically a web crawler is used to mine data from the web.

Most search engines use it as a technique to provide updated data and to discover the newest content on the web.

Top 50 Best Open Source Web Crawlers for Data Mining

Data Analytics companies and market specialists utilize web crawlers to search for customer and market patterns in specific geographical locations.

Below, In this post, we have listed the top 50 best open source web crawlers available today on the internet to use 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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