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Display NameTo URLs [Show search engine results]
Transform NamePhoneNumberToURL_Expand
Short DescriptionThis transform just dumps the URLs collected from the search engine
OwnerPaterva
AuthorRoelof Temmingh (roelof@paterva.com)
InputPhoneNumber
OutputURL

Description

Use a search engine to find webpages containing a telephone number. 

When running any of the search engine transforms (*_SE) on an entity the search results (each URL) are collected within the entity itself. This transform generates separate URL type entities from each result. This allows you to now perform transforms on each URL - like mining for email address, links or phone numbers.

Typical Use Case:

Domain --> Phone Numbers ==> URLs

==> To URLs [Show search engine results]
--> Related Transform

Example

Starting with Linode.com we can find the phone numbers using a search engine. We can then trace webpage URLs that mention these phone numbers.