pdfQL is our query language built for PDFs that turns them into a source of reliable structured data.
PDFDATA makes using pdfQL easy, with simple in-browser tools anyone can use, and a set of APIs for developers to automate workflows.
You get to name every data element in your pdfQL queries, and thus every data element produced by running them. Match those names to those used in your existing databases, spreadsheets, and other systems for easy-peasy ingestion.
Flip one query flag, and you can receive extracted data in JSON or CSV to match your existing tools and skills.
Stop using regular programming languages to build fragile "parsers" for badly-extracted PDF text that can't express even simple spatial relationships and style expectations.
pdfQL knows everything about your source documents: on-page positions, font styles and sizes and colors, spatial relationships between content and lines and boxes.
While PDFDATA and pdfQL are available in this early-bird phase, all paid plans include premium pdfQL authoring services. Yes, we'll write and maintain your pdfQL queries for you!
pdfQL provides a vocabulary tailor-made for describing what data you expect to find in a PDF document. It lets you naturally refer to the important aspects of PDF formatting that uniquely identifies that data — text formatting, color, lines and images and relative positions on a page — while ignoring formatting and style that is irrelevant or often varies between different documents that nevertheless carry the same sorts of data.