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OCR for PDFs – old news?

These days, scanning documents to Portable Document Format (PDF) or PDF/A, with text recognition, should be part of every company’s day-to-day operations. This, after all, is what makes it possible to convert scanned documents into text that can be selected, …



How to tag titles in PDF documents

In the summer of 2019 the PDF Association’s PDF/UA Technical Working Group released Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide: Syntax – to provide developers and expert users with formal advice and best practices for implementing tagged PDF. The guide is also …

Writing code on a blackboard.


How to help AI get the most from legacy archives

AI applications for business intelligence processing can extract information from unstructured “born digital” documents, but many archives include years (or decades) of low quality PDF files and older scanned documents that contain important business information.

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Apple tags PDF

Apple’s desktop suite, Pages, Keynote and Numbers, now supports creation of tagged (and thus, accessible and reusable) PDF.

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The day the ADA came to web content

As of October 7, 2019, websites and mobile applications in the U.S. will be assessed as “public accommodations”, and the Americans with Disabilities Act will apply.

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With PDF the archive becomes the “Noah’s Ark” for every document

To survive a great flood Noah brought pairs from every species aboard his ark. But is this approach – gathering the full diversity of document formats – genuinely suitable for archiving?

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Trump’s call with Zelensky: the PDF

Earlier this year we covered the release of the Mueller Report covering the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election. We highlighted how, in the digital age, the choices made in releasing that document made it …

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PDF: The document format for everything

PDF is one of the most widely used formats worldwide. Numerous companies use it to exchange information between business partners or in-house. PDF offers various possibilities – which is why the format is complex. Sometimes it is necessary to define …



How you see PDFs versus how a search engine sees PDFs

Instead of retrieving and searching each file in its associated application, a search engine needs to review all files together in binary format, opening the door to concurrent searching and advanced search options working across the entire repository.

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PDF on the web, then and now

Users printing to PDF are throwing away information that could be leveraged by downstream applications. It’s becoming expensive to create PDF documents cheaply.

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