FlashExtract

Established: January 1, 2013

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Overview

(Programming-by-example APIs for extracting structured data from text/log files by examples)

The FlashExtract technology (published as a PLDI 2014 paper [pdf |ppt slides |Video |Video 2]) ships as features in Powershell and Azure OMS (Operations Management Suite).

FlashExtract powers the ConvertFrom-String cmdlet in Powershell. Here’s a Microsoft blogpost that explains this cmdlet.
Here are some videos prepared by others to demonstrate this capability:

Here are some blogposts

FlashExtract also powers the Custom-field feature in Azure Operations Management Suite (OMS) software. Here’s a Microsoft blogpost and a video describing this feature.

Here are some other blogposts

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