PDF 2: Using OCR to extract data from PDFs

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Chad Day of The Wall Street Journal
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Salon 5
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This class will cover basic approaches for getting text out of PDF documents using powerful and freely available tools. Participants will be introduced to basic concepts and walk through tackling common challenges encountered with tricky PDF documents. 

This session is good for: People who are unfamiliar with the PDF-to-text tools or would like to learn how optical character recognition (OCR) tools can be used for extracting difficult text from images embedded in PDF document.

Speaker Bios

  • Chad Day covers the 2020 campaign and money in politics for The Wall Street Journal. He was previously a reporter on The AP's investigative team covering the Russia investigation and the Trump administration. @ChadSDay

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