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From "David Townsend" <>
Subject RE: pdf search
Date Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:37:13 GMT
Hi Santosh,

Lucene doesn't search pdfs per se.  To make anything searchable you have to first extract
the content and then put it in lucene in a form it understands (i.e document objects).  So
in order to search your pdfs you first need to extract the info from the PDFs using something
like PDFBox.  So your battleplan should be forget lucene for a while, get the raw data out
of all the items you want to search. Then look at the lucene articles about creating simple
searchable indices.


"If we didn't train to fight, who'd fight the wars?" :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Santosh []
Sent: 20 August 2004 13:30
To: Lucene Users List
Subject: Fw: pdf search

How can I search through PDF?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Santosh 
To: Lucene Users List 
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 5:59 PM
Subject: pdf search


I am new bee to lucene.

I have downloaded zip file. now how can i give my own list words to lucene?
In the demo i saw that lucene is automatically creating index if we run the java program.but
I want to give my own search words, how is it possible? 

Santosh kumar
SoftPro Systems

"The harder you train in peace, the lesser you bleed in war"

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