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bulrush400 24-May-16 12:19pm View
   
> With a little luck, there is a setting allowing him to receive data in XML or real EDI format rather than 'human readable PDF'.

That's often not true for the most valuable data. Some cases. 1) A gov't entity has the data, but only in PDF form. They don't have the budget to hire someone to output an Excel file. 2) A business spends $50,000 to do a survey and only offers their data as a PDF to protect their property. Some of these reports can cost a user $500-100 each.

Thus we have a lot of people trying to "scrape" a PDF. Which means a very accurate PDF scraper becomes very valuable.