Systems, methods, and computer readable media for extracting data from portable document format (PDF) files

  • US 9,418,315 B1
  • Filed: 03/14/2016
  • Issued: 08/16/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for extracting data from a portable document format (PDF) file, the method comprising:

  • identifying at least one document identifier associated with a first document in a portable document format (PDF) file;

    determining, using the at least one document identifier, a reference point identifier in the first document, an offset value for indicating a location of a first detection area in the first document, and size information for indicating a size of the first detection area in the first document,identifying, using the reference point identifier, the reference point in the first document;

    identifying, using the offset value and the size information, the first detection area in the first document; and

    extracting, by processing binary data of the PDF file, data within the first detection area of the first document.

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