(written as BOT)balance of trade.
- A program which performs tasks, especially repetitive ones, over networks such as the Internet. Also known as robot (2). When used for searching the Internet exclusively, known as Internet robot or Internet bot.
- A program which searches Web sites and organizes the located information. Also known as spider (1), crawler, or Web crawler.
Information & Library Science
- noun a computer program performing routine or time-consuming tasks such as searching websites automatically or semi-independently