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PDF Extraction of tables

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Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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I am trying to decide if Adobe Extract API will be up to the task I need.  I am a little concerned as I don't see a lot of support resources.  So I have used the example at https://developer.adobe.com/document-services/docs/overview/pdf-extract-api/quickstarts/python/ to try and extract tables from pdf documents.  So far the results are disheartening.  There is no opportunity on that page to pose a question.

 

An area that "looks like a table" in pdf to eye in my target pdf, with column Date of Birth and a date below, renders in a csv file in one cell as Date of Birth 01/01/1955.

 

I am fine with having to tweek things but I don't see how this product works if there is no framework for me to determine why the code renders certain "tables" correctly and others no.   If it is just a well it either works or it doesn't work kind of thing I don't see how I can use it.

 

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Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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Can you share the PDF in question?

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Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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Yes but I will have to redact the personal info in it.

 

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Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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Here it is!

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Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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The AI is definitely confused by the table layout in the fact that the cells are vertically center-aligned making it challenging to determine what constitutes a row. Can I give this file to our team to help train the AI?

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Sure!

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