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From Shane Perry <>
Subject Re: Highligher Example
Date Mon, 11 Sep 2006 13:23:24 GMT
Not sure if this is something of interest, but there is an open source 
project called File2XLIFF4j on 
(  The project converts many 
common file formats to XLIFF.  It may be useful for getting a common 
format, highlighting, and the recreating the original file with the format.

Erik Hatcher wrote:
> There are test cases in the Highlighter codebase that exercise it and 
> show its use, as well as a few examples of it in the "Lucene in 
> Action" codebase.
> These examples output plain text with some prefix and suffix 
> surrounding the highlighted terms.  Highlighting text in a PDF is 
> possible, I'm pretty sure, but I don't think the same would be easily 
> possible with Microsoft document formats.  I'm not sure if you are 
> asking for these document types to be highlighted or just a plain text 
> representation of them, though.
>     Erik
> On Sep 7, 2006, at 6:37 PM, Mag Gam wrote:
>> Hey
>> Anyone have a search result highlighter example?
>> I have various doc, PDFs, DOC, TXT, PPT, and I would like to show a
>> highlight, similar to how google does it...
>> tia
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