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Re: What tool is recommended to convert pdf to html

From: Alex Muir <alex.g.muir@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:02:46 +0000
Message-ID: <CAFtPEJbFKijEnFHhteUzB+etFGxEcQsHLoNHXDpb0Nk78GE18A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Geert Josten <geert.josten@daidalos.nl>
Cc: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Hi Geert,

Well it just has to preserve the formatting and text. Even if the formatting
can be preserved in a text output that is also good. For what I'm doing the
format of the content can be just as important as the content.

I'll take a look at OCR, and I'm looking pdfbox ( thanks James)

Thanks
Alex

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Geert Josten <geert.josten@daidalos.nl>wrote:

> Hi Alex,****
>
> ** **
>
> Bit off-topic, but what the heck.. How detailed does the conversion need to
> be? There are literally hundreds of tools, but they suite various purposes.
> You could look in the area of OCR and closely-related tools to extract high
> detail, but there are also plenty tools that do text extraction, just for
> searching purposes.****
>
> ** **
>
> Kind regards,****
>
> Geert****
>
> ** **
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> *Van:* xproc-dev-request@w3.org [mailto:xproc-dev-request@w3.org] *Namens
> *Alex Muir
> *Verzonden:* maandag 25 juli 2011 15:45
> *Aan:* XProc Dev
> *Onderwerp:* What tool is recommended to convert pdf to html****
>
> ** **
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm wondering what tool would be recommended to convert pdf to html or xml
> effectively for a process to convert a whole bunch of pdf.
>
> Regards
>
>
> -- ****
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Experience Building
University of the Gambia
http://sites.utg.edu.gm/alex/<https://sites.google.com/a/utg.edu.gm/utsweb/>

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