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From Erick Erickson <>
Subject Re: Alternatives to tika for extracting text out of PDFs
Date Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:29:59 GMT
I'm going to guess it's the exact opposite. The meta-data is the "semi
structured" part which is much easier to collect than the PDF. I mean
there are parameters to tweak that consider how much space between
letters in words (in the body text) should be allowed and still
consider it a single word. I'm not quite sure how to prove that, but
I'd be willing to make a bet ;)


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Phil Scadden <> wrote:
> I am indexing PDFs and a separate process has converted any image PDFs to search PDF
before solr gets near it. I notice that tika is very slow at parsing some PDFs. I don't need
any metadata (which I suspect is slowing tika down), just the text. Has anyone used an alternative
PDF text extraction library in a SOLRJ context?
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