Tag Archives: Data Retrieval

Definition of “open data”: open doesn’t mean available!?

Melanie Chernoff posted a widely accepted definition of open data and why it is important to have a clear defintion. I do like her definition, but think it is too narrow for two important reasons which are essential to boost the use of open data. Continue reading

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Extract data from tables in pdf documents

The web offers many interesting documents in Adobe pdf format. Quite often the documents do contain nice tables of data. To visualize this data the way I like to, I first need to extract the data from the pdf document … Continue reading

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