is it true that SEC filing documents are parsed manually?

quoth http://groups.google.com/group/get-theinfo/browse_thread/thread/765e12ff2cbeaf13?pli=1

can anybody comment or elaborate on these claims about the market for these parsing services or the “state of the art” mechanics of parsing the filing documents?

Do they really use lots of data entry people? Have they tried building visual, human-controlled productivity tools that would grab table contents regardless of the ad hoc html formatting issue?