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A frequently-asked question is "how long should I expect parsing to take?" The answer depends on the length and complexity of the document, in particular:

  • The number of pages
  • The number of images
    • And whether text must be extracted from those images
  • The density of text on each page

On average, parsing a page takes 0.45 seconds, so you could expect a 100-page document to take 45 seconds. However, this is a rough estimate and the actual time may vary. For example, a document with many images may take longer to parse than a text-only document with the same number of pages.