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e-DNA BotStop

e-DNA BotStop

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Project "e-DNA BotStop" data sheet

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Organization address
address: 2ND FLOOR, 81 LONDON ROAD
postcode: LE2 0PF
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-05-01   to  2019-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    E-DNA SOLUTIONS LIMITED UK (LEICESTER) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

In the last decade there has been an explosion in Online Travel Agents (OTAs) worldwide. OTAs undertake the mammoth task of undercutting the flight prices of major airlines through the use of Bots (an internet Bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet.). Bots are used to scrape airlines for valuable data to benchmark aggregate flight costs, which drives down prices for the consumer.

Whilst beneficial to consumers, scraping harms travel companies because: • Bots can engage with a websites’ server hardware and cause website traffic to run slower, in some cases causing server downtime and Direct Denial of Service (DDoS) • Long term Search Engine Optimization (SEO) damage; distorting analytical marketing metrics. • Diverting customers to purchase products via third party resellers, limiting chances for up-sell and cross sell opportunities.

This problem is tackled by anti-scrape approaches. However, current anti-scrape/booking bot solutions are only capable of distinguishing between human traffic and bot traffic through supervised algorithms that do not work to the degree of efficacy required.

Our proposed solution is BotStop an algorithmic approach to identifying Bots and scrapers and to policing malicious application traffic. eDNA will provide a solution which reintroduces transparency into the process of purchasing flights and will streamline customer website experience to ensure a more stress-free experience

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