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Old 06-25-2003, 12:08 PM   #1
limnephilidae
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Question PDF to Text Conversion


I am currently working on an open source project called GOOP. GOOP chews up documents and other text forms in order to create metadata. This metadata is compared and shared over a P2P network (via JXTA) and the GOOP application automatically performs data comparisons (via the metadata) with nodes that it encounters. PDF files present a challenge because I need some way to convert them to text so an access them with GOOP.


What I need: An open source script or binary to convert PDF files to text. I would love it if it was in Java but at this point I'll take anything.


Many thanks to any and all who can help.....

Lim.

goop.jxta.org
 
Old 06-25-2003, 12:25 PM   #2
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You might wanna see about posting in the programmer's forum...
 
Old 06-25-2003, 01:36 PM   #3
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Re: PDF to Text Conversion

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Originally posted by limnephilidae
I am currently working on an open source project called GOOP. GOOP chews up documents and other text forms in order to create metadata. This metadata is compared and shared over a P2P network (via JXTA) and the GOOP application automatically performs data comparisons (via the metadata) with nodes that it encounters. PDF files present a challenge because I need some way to convert them to text so an access them with GOOP.


What I need: An open source script or binary to convert PDF files to text. I would love it if it was in Java but at this point I'll take anything.


Many thanks to any and all who can help.....

Lim.

goop.jxta.org
I am scratching deep in my brain now, but I think that a TeX distribution comes with a lot of pdf2xxx tools, so I am guessing that you should install that and give it a try.
 
  


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