Good morning all!

I'm working on a resume parser that is integrated with an RPA (robotic process automation) platform.

The robot has OCR to extract text from a PDF resume, and it supplies the tokenized contents as well as the X and Y coordinates of each word.

My goal is to create a predictive model to identify key sections of a resume, and then use traditional resume parsing for the remainder of the workflow.

Some of the features included in the model are as follows:

| Word | X_norm | Y_norm | Length_Word | Num_Word_per_Line | Special Char? | Contains numbers? |

Where normalization is min-max. We are also working on getting font size and normalized color (i.e boldness).

My gut feeling is that traditional ML model might be better as we only have the resources to label 200-300 resumes, not thousands. But I wanted to be open to deep learning (something I don't have much experience with). The RPA workflow is such that a Resume Specialist can give feedback to the model in real time, and something that can improve itself on the fly might be better for this use case.

Can traditional ML models also efficiently self-improve?

Thanks for your time!


1 Answer 1


The less data you have, the less complex your model can be. Otherwise you will overfit your data. There is not really a good way for me to judge what model is appropriate for you without knowing a lot about your dataset, but I doubt you will get anything sensible from 200 data points with a deep learning model. Try some simpler models like bag-of-words and see whether you overfit. If so, you will just have to collect more data. If not, try models of increasing complexity and see how accurate you can get before overfitting sets in.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.