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General terms related to Sniffie

Term Description
Product tag A descriptive word that you can add to any of your products in product catalogue to group that product to that tag
Filter A way to narrow Sniffie analytics on your extracted web data with specific criteria such as by website or by product category
Sniff The basic unit of extracted web data in Sniffie platform. It’s saved form is a table.
API Application programming interface: the main way to get you data out of Sniffie platform.
API link builder Sniffie’s way to create simple integration links with specific criteria.
Record mode The way to give Sniffie detailed instructions (macros) on how to manipulate (e.g. click, scroll, type) a website to get the desired data to show up.
Macro The step-by-step instructions saved to Sniffie whilst making sniffs in record mode. Sniffie duplicates your manipulative actions with the instructions stored in the macro.
Dynamic serialization Sniffie’s way to make sure all paginated websites are extracted regardless if the number of items changes a lot. Works with full Javascript-based dynamic pagination methods as well.
Dynamic records The way to insrtuct Sniffie to follow a certain part of a recorded macro until no changes occur anymore.
Data enrichment The way to include more related data to your sniffs from other websites or URLs.
Sniffie extension A browser extension available for Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Used to fetch all data into Sniffie.
Website aggressiveness A quantitative way to describe how much a website changes any of its sniffed attributes.
Data extraction The way to save data from any online source to an offline format. Synonym for scraping or web crawling.
Scraping The way to save data from any online source to an offline format. Synonym for data extraction or web crawling.
Web crawling The way to save data from any online source to an offline format. Synonym for data extraction or scraping.

 

Terms related to statistics used in Sniffie service

 

Term Description
Q1 First quartile of a ranked data set corresponding to a data point that is exactly in the middle of minimum and median.
Q3 Third quartile of a ranked data set corresponding to a data point that is exactly in the middle of median and maximum.
Median The exact midpoint between minimum and maximum data points in a ranked data set. Also known as Q2 (second quartile).
Mean The sum of a list of numbers divided by the list length (i.e. the number of numbers in the list. Also known as average.
Mode The most commonly occurring data point in a data set.

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