Data scraping is the process of automatically sorting through the information contained on the internet inside HTML, PDF or other documents and collecting relevant information into databases and spreadsheets for later. Top web scraping software are used for this purpose.
In most sites, the text is accessibly written in the source code but an increasing number of businesses are using Adobe PDF format. The advantage of the PDF format is that the document looks exactly the same no matter which computer you view it from.
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The disadvantage is that the text is converted into an image from which you often cannot easily copy and paste. PDF Scraping is the process of data information contained in PDF files early. To PDF scrape a PDF document, you must use a more diverse set of tools.
Quite often you will not find a PDF scraping program that will obtain exactly the data you want without customization. A Google search can turn up some businesses that will create customized PDF scraping utility for your project.
Some utilities off confess adjustable shelves, but it seems to require a bit of programming knowledge and time commitment to use effectively. Obtaining the data yourself with one of these tools may be possible but will likely prove quite tedious and time consuming.