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From "Tomi NA" <hef...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Indexing MS Powerpoint files with Lucene
Date Thu, 07 Sep 2006 12:22:05 GMT
On 9/7/06, Nick Burch <nick@torchbox.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Sep 2006, Tomi NA wrote:
> > On 9/7/06, Venkateshprasanna <prasannahmv@yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> >> Is there any filter available for extracting text from MS Powerpoint files
> >> and indexing them?
> >> The lucene website suggests the POI project, which, it seems does not
> >> support PPT files as of now.
> >
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/hslf/index.html
> >
> > It doesn't say poi doesn't support ppt. It just says support is limited.
> > Don't know exactly how limited, but certainly not useless for indexing
> > purposes.
>
> Support for editing and adding things to PowerPoint files is limited, as
> is getting out the finer points of fonts and positioning.

Which brings me to another (off)topic: can lucene/nutch assign
different weights to tokens in the same document field? An obvious
example would be: "this text seems to be in large, bold, blinking
letters: I'll assume it's more important than the surrounding 8px
text."

t.n.a.

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