We have many use cases where customers want to be able to analyze tabular data. For example, there are many cases where a customer wants to analyze financial reports to understand how a certain company has been performing. Much of this data is presented in tables in a PDF. To do this, we need to be able to identify not only the cell, but also its context. For example, we might want to know what a company's revenue was in a certain year.
Right now we can annotate tables as tables, and identify the table row and column headers, but we want to take the next step and identify the name of the column and rows and give each bit of text in a cell a label or tag that explicitly identifies it. This has enormous potential in terms of business value and product differentiation.
Why is it useful?
|Who would benefit from this IDEA?||As a customer I want to be able to include tabular data in my analysis, or I want to be able to answer questions with specific information form a cell in a table.|
How should it work?