In today’s modern world, data are a driver of growth and change. The amount of data we’re now generating is growing at unprecedented rates and large pool of these data lives in files. Unfortunately the majority (upward of 80 percent) of enterprise data today is unstructured. ‘Unstructured’ data (or Human-readable data) refers to files like spreadsheets, presentations, documents including PDFs or other user-generated content. And this isn’t just a big data problem, it’s a growing security problem too.
Even if PDF is able to contain ‘Structured‘ data (or Machine-readable data) this feature (called “Tagged PDF” or “Accessible PDF”) is still not widely used. If a PDF file is well-tagged we have a powerful tool to help solve the unstructured data challenge, speed up processes, and reduce the costs for document handling.
But what if my PDF is not well-tagged or not tagged at all?
If you’ve ever tried to get any data from unstructured PDF files, you know how painful it is. There is no easy way how to do that. What looks like an image is not a image. You are not able to copy texts in a right reading order, what looks like a table is just a bunch of isolated elements as lines, rectangles and texts.
This is where the magic happens. Smart extraction of the data from PDF document.
We have created an algorithm that allows you to extract data in an easily readable structured way. With PDFix we are able to recognize all logical structures and we can give you a hierarchical structure of document elements in a correct reading order.
|Document Layout and Structure Recognition|
|Intelligent Data Extraction|
|Text paragraphs Detection|
|Images, Graphics Extraction|
|Reading Order Detection|
|White space Detection|
|Table Detection (including cells & rows)|
|Table of Contents Detection|
|Regular Expression, Pattern Matching|
|AcroForm Reading Order Detection (Coming Soon)|
|Chart Detection (Coming Soon)|
Structured Data Benefits and Use Cases
|Convert PDF to HTML|
|Convert PDF to other formats JSON, Word, Excel, CSV, XML|
|Make PDF Accessible - PDF/UA|