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Questions tagged [pdf]

Portable Document Format (PDF) developed by Adobe Systems and now an open standard for electronic document exchange maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Questions can be about creating, reading, editing PDFs using different programming languages.

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Extracting tables from multiple PDFs

What's the best practice of extracting tables from a large number of PDF, which may be formatted differently? For example, I have a series of PDFs like this one, and I would like to extract the ...
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What needs to be done to be 4 or 5-star open data?

I work at a University which is trying to open up some of its data. We make some of our data available as PDF or Excel documents. The 5-star deployment scheme has been referenced a fair bit in Europe ...
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Scraping columns from a PDF

We are trying to capture rows from PDF tables & output them as lines of JSON - can anyone suggest a good technique for separating columns? Ideally using the tools linked below. Specifically this ...
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Where can I get standard iOS icon collection in PDF format?

PDF is the newly supported format on iOS 8, in order to avoid the hassle of resizing icons for different device resolutions. Where I can get free / standard icon collection? For example, Go back, ...
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Where can one find developers interested in a PDF data extraction hackathon?

I'm helping with a sponsored online hackathon for liberating tabular data out of PDF files. Where would be the best places to find developers interested in participating?
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What is the best way to get airline schedule data from pdf files

We need to regularly check for changes to airline schedule data from Low Cost Carriers. Their schedules are available as pdf files, and as far as we can find out, no other way that is freely available....
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Extracting P&ID Reference and the drawing number from a PDF Isometric drawing into excel

There are more than 8,000 PDF files containing PIPING ISOMETRIC drawings of a process plant. These isometric drawings contain Process and Instrumentation Diagram reference (P&ID). Each file has a ...
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Bulk download Sci-Hub papers using a list of URLs

I wonder whether it is possible to bulk download papers with Sci-Hub using a list of urls stored as file. i want to automate the download because i need 1570 article
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Extracting data from PDF tables with multi-line rows: tabula

I am trying to convert large tables in PDF form to CSVs. I was wondering if there are recommendations for how to extract tables in which rows span multiple lines as in the tabula example here? My own ...
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Datasets for PDF information extraction

Are there any open datasets available for PDF information extraction. The documents can be insurance claims, invoice, legal contracts, rental agreements, financial reports etc.