I have a base of all proposed state-level legislation in Rhode Island annually, including the URL of the bill (a link to the bill PDF) itself. Here’s an example bill URL: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText21/HouseText21/H5582.pdf
I am looking to use that PDF URL to send the pdf to chatgpt, to summarize the bill text in chatgpt, then return the summary to airtable.
I DO NOT think this is a text parsing / OCR issue? I can upload the PDF directly into chatgpt and get the summary just fine. I also would love to avoid having to pay for an ADDITIONAL parsing service just for this task. The problem seems to be getting the PDF *file* (not the URL) into chatgpt using zapier.
I have used a webhook to generate an auto-downloadable PDF link to send to chatgpt, which I thought would solve my problems. Nope, chatgpt cannot recognize.
I’ve also tried doing 2 zaps: a) to convert the bill URL to the bill PDF within Airtable, then b) send THAT pdf URL to chatgpt instead. Chatgpt still does not recognize.