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Hi, of course I am a newbie to PHP but I appreciate any help.

I'm looking to extract information from a website that can be incorportated into my website. Basically, at [a href=\"http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/[/a] it allows you to see how many times a keyword has been searched for. I would like to extract massive amounts of data from that site concerning a whole bunch of keywords. I'm thinking php would allow me to do this but if not, could you just redirect me? What would something like this be called? I'm not even sure how to research it because I don't know what I would search for. So if you could just guide me as to what I should look into for making a program/site that extracts info from other sites, thatd be GREAT!

Thanks so much for your help!!
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Hi, of course I am a newbie to PHP but I appreciate any help.

I'm looking to extract information from a website that can be incorportated into my website. Basically, at [a href=\"http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/[/a] it allows you to see how many times a keyword has been searched for. I would like to extract massive amounts of data from that site concerning a whole bunch of keywords. I'm thinking php would allow me to do this but if not, could you just redirect me? What would something like this be called? I'm not even sure how to research it because I don't know what I would search for. So if you could just guide me as to what I should look into for making a program/site that extracts info from other sites, thatd be GREAT!

Thanks so much for your help!!
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The website would more than likely record the searches in a database and you can't have direct access to another sites database from yours. If the website you are talking about has an RSS or XML feed then you can get this information on your site.

Take a look at some scripts for RSS reading with PHP if that is the case.
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