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The Problem

Electronic commerce is in wide-spread use on the Internet. The ability to purchase items through a web browser has created a large number of sites that contain the entire purchasing process online. It is common that a customer selects the items that they want to buy, a bill is displayed, a purchase occurs and finally a receipt is displayed to the customer. Currently, it is difficult for a computer to understand when a bill is displayed, when a receipt is displayed and what items are a part of that bill or receipt.



Real-World Examples


Bills are pre-purchase items.


Receipts are post-purchase items.


Analysis of Bills

Analysis of Receipts

Existing Practices

Listed below is an overview of existing patterns and practices found in the wild for bill and receipt data.

Summary of common patterns discovered

Other attempts to solve The Problem


See Also