pdfsearch: Search Tools for PDF Files

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Authors Brandon LeBeau
Journal/Conference Name J. Open Source Software
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Paper Abstract PDF files are common formats for reports, journal articles, briefs, and many other documents. PDFs are lightweight, portable, and easily viewed across operating systems. Even though PDF files are ubiquitous, extracting and finding text within a PDF can be time consuming and not easily reproducible. The pdftools R package (Ooms 2017), which uses the poppler C++ library to extract text from PDF documents, aids in the ability to import text data from PDF files to manipulate in R. The pdfsearch package (LeBeau 2018) is an R package (R Core Team 2016) that extends the text extraction of pdftools to allow for keyword searching within a single PDF or a directory of PDF files.
Date of publication 2018
Code Programming Language R
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