CambridgeDocs has announced its .NET API for incorporating unstructured content, including PDF files and other file formats, into custom .NET applications. The .NET API is designed to provide access to the content transformation capabilities of the xDoc Transformation Engine (XTE), which is the core of the CambridgeDocs XML Content Backbone. The .NET API allows for submission of individual or batch files for processing of unstructured files and allows custom applications to include the content from these documents as part of its input, workflow, and output. In the past, these documents, which might be in PDF or HTML or Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel format, weren't easily accessible via XML. The XTE is also capable of transforming XML documents into desired output XML schemas or to final, end-user documents.
The .NET API is available to all purchasers of the CambridgeDocs xDoc Content Transformation Server (xCTS). The .NET API allows organizations to syndicate unstructured content as XML via a Web Services architecture. The xDoc Content Transformation Server provides XML-based transformations of documents and content from multiple legacy source formats into XML, which can then be published to desktop formats, such as PDF and Microsoft Word. The xCTS supports open XML-based standards for publishing and transformation, including XSLT, and XSL:FO. It can also use any XML-schema or DTD as the target or source for transformation, including DocBook XML, 3001 MIL STD, Legal XML or customer-specific schemas or DTDs.