PDFFigures 2.0: Mining figures from research papers

@article{Clark2016PDFFigures2M,
  title={PDFFigures 2.0: Mining figures from research papers},
  author={Christopher Andreas Clark and Santosh Kumar Divvala},
  journal={2016 IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)},
  year={2016},
  pages={143-152}
}
Figures and tables are key sources of information in many scholarly documents. However, current academic search engines do not make use of figures and tables when semantically parsing documents or presenting document summaries to users. To facilitate these applications we develop an algorithm that extracts figures, tables, and captions from documents called "PDFFigures 2.0." Our proposed approach analyzes the structure of individual pages by detecting captions, graphical elements, and chunks of… CONTINUE READING
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