Snowtide Informatics Announces Free Academic Licensing Option for PDFTextStream

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Snowtide Informatics has announced that PDFTextStream is now available for free for most academic users to support the development of next-generation search, content management and data analysis technologies.

Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc. today announced that PDFTextStream, its enterprise-class PDF content extraction API, is now available for free for most academic users. This move will make top of the line PDF content extraction functionality for Java, .NET, and Python platforms readily available to students, professors, and researchers building next-generation search engines, content management systems and data mining processes.

"For years now, we have been approached by developers in academic environments with hopes of using PDFTextStream for their research efforts. We've always worked with them to ensure that they have access to PDFTextStream within the constraints of their overstretched budgets. Now, we hope that formally establishing this free academic licensing policy will maximize the usage of PDFTextStream in bleeding-edge research projects," said Chas Emerick, the President and Founder of Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc.

"Too many academic research projects use PDF content extraction tools that are less than ideal, usually because of cost concerns," he added. "Hopefully, having access to quality PDF content extraction library on the market will make life a little easier for researchers building tomorrow's search, content management, and data analysis technologies. We are glad to give back to the broader community in this way."

Students, professors, and researchers may apply for free academic-use PDFTextStream licenses at

About Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc.

Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc. is a privately held software company headquartered in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Its high-performance software and custom development services enable large enterprises and government agencies to automate the extraction, conversion, and cataloging of content held in PDF documents. PDFTextStream, Snowtide Informatics' flagship product, is a software component library for Java, Python, and .NET environments that has been built from the ground up to rapidly and accurately extract text and metadata held in PDF documents. For more information about Snowtide Informatics Systems visit


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