The Seeker requires an application to automatically transfer annotations from the pages of one Portable Document Format (PDF) document to different pages of another PDF document.
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation, a working executable, and submission of source code.
The Seeker uses electronic PDF forms to capture data and these forms must be annotated to facilitate later analysis. The Seeker keeps standard annotations in PDF templates and currently these annotations must be copied manually from the template PDF form to the PDF form in use. This is a time-consuming process that the Seeker would like to automate. Complicating the process is the fact the page numbers in the source template form may not be the same as in the destination form. The Seeker requires an application that will allow them to automatically transfer annotations from one PDF file to another.
A submission to the Challenge should include the following:
The Challenge award is contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the method by the Seeker and validation by the Seeker of the submitted reduction to practice Solution.
To receive an award, the Solvers will not have to transfer their exclusive IP rights to the Seeker. Instead, Solvers will grant to the Seeker a non-exclusive license to practice their solutions.
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on June 10, 2018.
Late submissions will not be considered.
What is an RTP Challenge?
An InnoCentive RTP (Reduction to Practice) Challenge is a prototype that proves an idea, and is similar to an InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge in its high level of detail. However, an RTP requires the Solver to submit a validated solution, either in the form of original data or a physical sample. Also the Seeker is allowed to test the proposed solution. For details about treatment of IP rights, please see the Challenge-Specific Agreement.