Manual PDF Data Extraction

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I have approximately 650 PDFs of one page each that I need specific text from. The PDFs are the first page of scientific articles and all I want from them are the Title, Author Names (if present), Authors' Affiliations (if present), Abstract(if present), **and Keywords (if present).**

There is no pattern between the files, so it will require manual copying. Most, if not all, are selectable, so typing should be minimal.

I have attached the zip file of the PDFs and an example output file to help you decide if you can do this project. **Please submit a sample output of two files, or one Excel file with two sheets, so I can verify you understand. **

1. **Filename, Author Number, Author, Author Affiliation(if present)**

2. **Filename, Title, Abstract (if present), Keywords (if present)**


Edits in Bold:

1. Added "Keywords" to desired fields.

2. Request for sample output files

## Deliverables

Attached are the PDFs and example output file. I organized it in Excel with two sheets, but I will also accept two text files with an appropriate delimiter that does not appear in the text. Please state which output format you will provide when bidding.

**Edit: Updated Excel file to include Keywords from example files. Changes in Excel file are in red. **

* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Friday Jul 29, 2011 7:49:49 PM:

I have updated the project requirements to also include "Keywords" on the Title, Abstract file. Please see the updated example Excel file. Also, please submit a sample output (pick 1 or 2 of the 650 at random, your choice) so I can verify you understand the task. Thanks!

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