Software to search thru PDF files?
atik21 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 17 22:47:29 EST 2004
Thank you all for replies and sharing you experience. My recall is that
that was X1 early version - perhaps, free at that time?
So, there is quit a bunch of searching programs that help with
organizing and managing paper files:
PDF Explorer http://rtt.planetaclix.pt/
Xpdf http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/download.html (open source)
See much more at http://www.searchtools.com/info/pdf.html . You can find
there description on every program (listed below) - most of them can
handle PDF files.
* AltaVista Search
* Boolean Search
* Dieselpoint Search
* DolphinSearch KnowledgeBox
* 80-20 Discovery
* Elan Web Search (PDF only)
* Excalibur RetrievalWare
* Hummingbird (formerly Fulcrum)
* IBM Intelligent Miner for Text
* Inktomi Search Software (now Ultraseek)
* JXTA Search ""
* Microsoft Index Server
o Don Lancaster has a demo and a tutorial
o Adobe has a filter application (iFilter) and documentation
available for downloading.
* mnoGoSearch (formerly UdmSearch) ""
* Namazu ""
* NextPage (LivePublish)
* Open Text LiveLink
* PDF WebSearch
has special features to download only the pages with matched text
* Phantom 2.2
o Possible bug with linking to the PDF file once the document
has been shown as a match.
* re.se at rch suite
* SWISH-E ""
* Verity Search '97
o Cold Fusion version of the Verity engine does not search
PDFs very well.
* Web Server 4D Site Search
* Webinator (additional charge, paid versions only)
* WebSTAR Search
* Windex Search
> Hi all,
> Few month ago I have went across a news on free software that can do
> keyword search through PDF files. It was written by one "lazy"-genius
> postdoc or grad.student who get lost in reprints/files.
> Does anyone have info or URL to get to this program?
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