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Re: Perl Search Applicance

by PyroX (Pilgrim)
on Jun 20, 2002 at 18:04 UTC ( #176105=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Search Applicance


I would like to be able to parse PDF files, and process the text, anyone have some working examaples for pdf->text conversions?

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Re: Re: Perl Search Applicance
by domm (Chaplain) on Jun 20, 2002 at 19:59 UTC
    I'm using pdf2text to convert PDFs to plain text before indexing, but it's not that fast (but then, I only index some 200 PDFs)
    -- #!/usr/bin/perl for(ref bless[],just'another'perl'hacker){s-:+-$"-g&&print$_.$/}
Re: Re: Perl Search Applicance
by Bluepixel (Beadle) on Jun 20, 2002 at 19:26 UTC
    As mattr has pointed out, have a look at . Their crawler seems also to index pdf pages.
    I would recommend you, to try out or read the code of the other search engines mattr provided in his post, before starting writing your own one. You will get a lot of usefull ideas from them.

    As for the database, I currently use mysql (unfortunately.., it's slow). I give each word a unique id, and then split the words found in the documents over several tables, so the tables won't get too large.

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