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Topic: any Open Source PDF-to-Text API ?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 100155
From: vijayiyer01
Date: 11/11/2003 10:54 AM

I am trying to write a small crawler that fetches a pdf document from internet and extract its text contents, for storing it on a database.

I can use command line tools like "pdftotext" to achieve it. But I would like to do it on memory using APIs instead of using command line tools everytime my crawler finds a pdf document.

Are there any Open source APIs that can be used extract text from pdf document? (other than hacking around some conversion tools source code files to achieve it)

Thanks,
Vijay Murthi.

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