Table Recognition and Understanding from PDF Files

  title={Table Recognition and Understanding from PDF Files},
  author={Tamir Hassan and Robert Baumgartner},
  journal={Ninth International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2007)},
We propose a flexible method for detecting and understanding tables in PDF files, which is not reliant upon one particular feature being present, for example ruling lines or indentations, and is therefore applicable to a wide variety of visual presentations. We describe the steps required in transforming the low-level PDF instructions into text segments, lines and boxes on a page. We propose three different classifications for published tables, and develop methods to detect these tables and… CONTINUE READING
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