Altair Engineering‘s patent involves systems and methods for creating tables from digital source documents. The method includes identifying text fragments, generating wrapping regions, classifying regions, creating blocks, generating tables, and providing an electronic document. This innovation streamlines table generation from print-ready digital documents. GlobalData’s report on Altair Engineering gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Generating tables from digital source documents based on wrapping regions

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Altair Engineering Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11880382B2) discloses a method and system for processing digital documents to generate tables efficiently. The method involves receiving a digital document, generating wrapping regions based on the document's content, classifying these regions, and organizing them into blocks and tables. The system includes processors and computer-readable media with instructions to perform these operations. The method further allows for customization of horizontal and vertical separation thresholds based on properties of the wrapping regions, such as overlaps or line distribution, to enhance the accuracy of table generation.

Moreover, the system can assign different types to wrapping regions, such as tabular, narrative, or label types, to facilitate better organization and presentation of the document's content. Additionally, the system can be implemented on a cloud computing system, enabling remote access to process digital documents efficiently. By utilizing a combination of processor-based operations and customizable thresholds, this patented method and system aim to streamline the creation of tables from digital documents, enhancing the overall document processing and presentation capabilities for users across various industries.

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