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From Keith Gunn <>
Subject Re: PDF Text Stripper
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2002 15:02:11 GMT
On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, Ben Litchfield wrote:

> Hi,
> I have written a PDF library that can be used to strip text from PDF
> documents.  It is released under LGPL so have fun.
> There is one class which can be used to easily index PDF documents.
> pdfparser.searchengine.lucene.LucenePDFDocument  has a getDocument
> method which will take a PDF file and return a Lucene Document which you
> can add to an index.
> If you would like to see the quality of the text extraction you can run
> pdfparser.Main from the command line which will take a PDF document and
> write a txt file.
> I am looking for any input that you might have.  Please mail me if you
> have any bugs or feature requests.
> The library can be retrieved from
> -Ben Litchfield


I downloaded the zip and quickly ran the demo on a few files, it displays
.notdef between words and there are spaces between every letter for words,
is there code in your dist. to remove these so that just terms remain?

Keith Gunn
University Of Aberdeen

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