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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Talking about electronic documents

We’ve done PDF Day events and technical conferences across Europe, in the US, in Australia, and elsewhere. This Electronic Document Conference is the first PDF Association event that’s open to all technologies pertaining to documents. It’s about explor …

Happy new logo!

2006: The PDF/A Competence Center A new year brings new things, and 2019 is no exception! The “four red blocks” logo was first created for the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006. When that organization became the PDF Association in 2011, the design was ad …

Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.

Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

Interview with Joris Schellekens, software developer at iText, about PDF Days Europe 2018

Joris Schellekens, iTextPDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “Structure Recognition for Information Retrieval and Layout” – what’s that about?

Joris Schellekens: Tables, list and other structural elements are found in many digital articles. These elements typically allow the authors to present information in a structured manner and to communicate and summarize key results and main facts. It allows readers to get a quick overview of the presented information, to compare items and put them into context. Knowing the physical boundaries of paragraphs can aid screen-readers for visually impaired uses. Having a concept of tables will help any document-processing flow. And, aside from serving a pure input, structure is a key component when performing conversion. This talk is about bridging the gap between high-level concepts and low-level document formats.

PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?

Joris Schellekens: The presentation aimed at both developers (there is substantial technical content), and decision makers (there is “food for thought” that may be useful, even without full understanding of the technical details).

PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?

Joris Schellekens: PDF is famously called “the roach motel of data”. It’s where data goes to die. With the right algorithms, this needn’t be the case.

Check out the detailed programme:
https://www.pdfa.org/pdf-days-europe-2018-schedule-of-sessions/
Direct link for registration:
https://en.xing-events.com/pdf-days-europe-2018.html


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