Datex is a handy tool that makes it easy to extract data from text.
It uses regular expressions to match items in your text that you want to use as structured data. Data Extractor can export this data in a format you define, which can then be imported into an Excel spread sheet or an Access database, or can be processed further with other tools. Regular expressions are a powerful mechanism to grab exactly those text elements you want to export as data. The Data Extractor supports Perl-style regular expressions, which are both extremely powerful as well as easy to use.