Web Table Understanding


Tables are one of the most common ways of representing structured data, together with lists (i.e., vectors), grids (i.e., matrices) and charts. Their popularity is derives from their capability of conveying information in a clear and simple fashion, thus easing the interpretation of raw data. Table understanding is the process of locating (or identifying), analysing (or recognizing) and interpreting tabular structures in order to enable a variety of tasks such as data extraction, format conversion and data integration.