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Definition of the noun crawler

What does crawler mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: crawlers

  1. a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
  2. a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
  3. terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers

Alternative definition of the noun crawler


  1. [Australia] A person who is abused, physically or verbally, and returns to the abuser a supplicant.
  2. A child who is able to creep using his hands and knees but is not able to walk.
  3. [sport] A crawl swimmer.
  4. A tractor crawler, a motorized vehicle that uses caterpillar tracks instead of wheels to achieve superior floatation and traction. Crawlers are more expensive in maintenance and harder to operate than wheel tractors, but are often critical for working on soft soils, transporting great weights, and especially for bulldozing.
  5. A software bot that autonomously follows connected paths such as webpage links.
  6. [Australia, slang] A sycophant

Specialised definition of the noun crawler

Glossary of sports / bowling

a strike on which the ball misses the head pin. So called because the 4, 2, and 1 pins usually fall slowly, like dominos, after the rest of the pins are down


  1. Crawler was a band created from the ashes of Back Street Crawler, following the death of guitarist, Paul Kossoff. The band name Crawler is also used by an Italian heavy metal band, and by a French pop band also referred as CRaWLeR.
  2. CRaWLeR is a musical group.
    • album: "Tomorrow"

There are other groups with in their name, like Decay Crawler, Knight Crawler.


  1. "Crawler" is a musical album of Crawler.
    • released in (38 years ago)
  2. "Crawler" is a musical album of Kenosha Kid.


CRaWLeR is a record label.


Crawler: In BEAM robotics, a Crawler is a robot that has a mode of locomotion by tracks or by transferring the robot's body on limbs or appendages. These do not drag parts of their body on the ground.

Phrases with Crawler

  1. kerb crawler
  2. Church Crawler
  3. Dungeon Crawler

Printed books with definitions for Crawler

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Google previewAxmedis 2005 (2005)

by Paolo Nesi, Kia Ng, Jaime Delgado

A web crawler is a software agent that simulates a real user accessing a web site and read all the information contained in it.

The basic assumption of a typical Web crawler is that any information source must be treated like a “black box” with ...

Google previewResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (2010)

14th European Conference, ECDL 2010, Glasgow, UK, September 6-10, 2010, Proceedings by Mounia Lalmas, Joemon Jose, Andreas Rauber, Roberto Sebastiani, Ingo Frommholz

A focused crawler is a program aiming to fetch Web documents that are relevant to a pre-defined domain or topic [5, 6, 7]. A large set of URLs of universities and trusted sites associated with universities were used as start URLs in crawling.

Google previewFrontier Computing (2016)

Theory, Technologies and Applications by Jason C Hung, Neil Y. Yen, Kuan-Ching Li

A crawler is a type of software application that can systematically browse a target web page and extract specific data from the page. It is the basis of social network analysis (SNA) research. Most of the work can be done by sending an http ...

Google previewDatabase System Concepts (2016)

Computer science, Information technology by CTI Reviews

A Web crawler is an Internet bot that systematically browses.

Google previewRehabilitation (2016)

A Post-critical Approach by Barbara Gibson

The crawler is the demeaned “groveller” who “lags behind,” “makes excuses,” and “cowers from danger.” We see how the normativities of up or down, high or low, upright or prostrate are embedded in cultures and inscribed onto individual ...

Google previewEmerging Applications of Natural Language Processing: Concepts and New Research (2012)

Concepts and New Research by Bandyopadhyay, Sivaji

Crawling A Crawler is a program, which browses the World Wide Web or the given document collection in a methodical automated manner and creates a copy of all the visited pages for later processing. In the MLIA system, we have a focused ...

Google previewComputational Methods (2007)

by G.R. Liu, V.B.C. Tan, X. Han

Keywords: topic driven crawler, genetic algorithm, real-coded, relevant pages. 1. INTRODUCTION A crawler is a program that retrieves web pages for a ...

Google previewIntelligent Information Processing and Web Mining (2004)

Proceedings of the International IIS: IIPWM ́04 Conference Held in Zakopane, Poland, May 17-20, 2004 by Mieczyslaw A. Klopotek, Slawomir T. Wierzchon, Krzysztof Trojanowski

A web crawler is a program, which automatically traverses the web by downloading documents and following links from page to page. They are mainly used by web search engines to gather data for indexing, but the other possible applications ...

Google previewFrames and Connections in the Governance of Global Communications (2012)

A Network Study of the Internet Governance Forum by Elena Pavan

The Issue Crawler is a tool for locating and visualizing online thematic networks that has been developed by the Foundation of Amsterdam.1 Thematic networks are just one of the types of networks that the software can trace and ...

Google previewPractical OCaml (2008)

by Joshua B. Smith

Deceptively Simple Application Writing a web crawler is a deceptively simple problem because you can describe what you want to do quite easily; the problem begins to creep in with the implementation. One of the big problems is finding ...

Google previewFoundations of Web Technology (2002)

by Ramesh R. Sarukkai

The Web crawler is the component of the Web Search system that performs the crawling. Crawling is essentially ...

Google previewService-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2007 (2007)

Fifth International Conference, Vienna, Austria, September 17-20, 2007, Proceedings by Bernd Krämer, Kwei-Jay Lin, Priya Narasimhan

As a test case, we have designed and implemented a service-based distributed web crawler on top of this middleware: A web crawler is a complex application consisting of many nodes.

Google previewThe Socially Savvy Advisor + Website (2014)

Compliant Social Media for the Financial Industry by Jennifer Openshaw

The crawler is the VIP, so get the red carpet out for him,” says Gosch. 2. On-Page Optimization—Optimizing your site involves two elements: a. Technical—This is about ensuring you have the right tags in the source code of your web pages so ...

Google previewMarketing Through Search Optimization (2007)

by Alex Michael, Ben Salter

crawlers. A web crawler is a program that automatically surfs the Internet looking for links. It then follows each link and retrieves documents that in turn have links, recursively retrieving all further documents that are referenced.

Google previewAdvances in Natural Computation (2005)

Pt. 2: First International Conference, ICNC 2005, Changsha, China, August 27-29, 2005, Proceedings by Lipo Wang, Ke Chen, Yew Soon Ong

Introduction A crawler is a program that retrieves web pages for a search engine, which is widely used today. The WWW information is distributed, also the information environments become complex. Because of limited computing resources ...

Google previewEnterprise Information Management (2012)

When Information Becomes Inspiration by Paul Baan

The crawler is a computer program that browses through sources in a methodical (systematic) and automated manner, like a robot. A source can be a collection of documents or texts on a company network (internal) or outside the organization ...

Google previewSearch Engine Optimization Bible (2015)

by Jerri L. Ledford

Just because the language is different doesn't mean that the search engine or the search engine crawler is any different. □ Include the proper links: This applies both to and from your English site to your foreign-language site, but also includes ...

Google previewProceedings of the Fourth International Network Conference 2004 (INC2004)

by Steven Furnell, Paul Dowland

A web crawler is a software agent that downloads web pages referenced by URLs parsed from previously crawled web pages. Web crawlers that sample the web employ random walk heuristics to determine which page to crawl next. However ...

Google previewAdvanced Topics in Information Retrieval (2011)

by Massimo Melucci, Ricardo Baeza-Yates

A web crawler is a computer program (or agent) that browses the Web in an automated manner. Web crawlers generally store a copy of all the visited pages for later processing by the featurization process and by the indexing process (that ...

Google previewMICAI 2006: Advances in Artificial Intelligence (2006)

5th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Apizaco, Mexico, November 13-17, 2006, Proceedings by Alexander Gelbukh, Carlos Alberto Reyes-Garcia

Then topical crawlers are becoming important tools to support applications such as specialized Web portals, online searching, and competitive intelligence. A crawler is the program that retrieves web pages for a search engine, which is widely ...

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Scrabble value of C3R1A1W4L1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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