Automatically Locating, Extracting and Analyzing Tabular Data

  title={Automatically Locating, Extracting and Analyzing Tabular Data},
  author={William Kornfeld and John Wattecamps},
Information retrieval of ASCLI documents generally refers to retrieval based on linear patterns found in the source documents. We have developed a method for recognizing and extracting tabular data, inthis case financial tables. Tables are extracted using a version of the LR(k) parsing algorithm adapted for this purpose. Because of sloppiness in the construction of tables, somewhat less than 100% of the tables can be retrieved automatically; a method has been found to integrate the parsing… CONTINUE READING

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