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New Search Engine Ranks Tables by Title, Document Content, Text Reference


August 9, 2007

chemistry graphic Penn State researchers have developed a search engine--TableSeer--that can identify and extract tables from PDF documents, as well as index and rank the search results using factors like the table's title, text references to the table, and date of publication. Full Story

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