TET PDF IFilter extracts text and metadata from PDF documents and makes it available to search and retrieve by the Windows platform. This allows PDF documents to be searched on the local desktop, a corporate server, or the Web. TET PDF IFilter is based on the patented PDFlib Text and Image Extraction Toolkit (TET), which is an established developer product for reliably extracting text from PDF documents.
TET PDF IFilter is a robust implementation of Microsoft’s IFilter indexing interface. It works with all search and retrieval products which support the IFilter interface, e.g. SharePoint and SQL Server. Such products use format-specific filter programs - called IFilters - for particular file formats, e.g. HTML. TET PDF IFilter is such a program, aimed at PDF documents. The user interface for searching the documents may be the Windows Explorer, a Web or database frontend, a query script, or a custom application. As an alternative to interactive searches, queries can also be submitted programmatically without any user interface.
As an alternative to extracting PDF page contents and metadata as raw text, TET can supply the document contents in XML format. TET is also available as a free plugin for Adobe Acrobat. This plugin allows an interactive test and evaluation of TET’s superior text and image extraction.
TET PDF IFilter is available in thread-safe 32- and 64-bit versions. You can implement enterprise PDF search solutions with TET PDF IFilter and all products which support the IFilter interface including the following:
- Microsoft SharePoint Server
- Microsoft Search Server
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Microsoft Exchange Server
- Microsoft Site Server
TET PDF IFilter can be used with all other Microsoft and third-party products which support the IFilter interface.
Desktop PDF Search
TET PDF IFilter can also be used to implement desktop PDF search with Windows Search which is integrated into Windows. TET PDF IFilter is free for non-commercial use on desktop operating systems, which provides a convenient basis for test and evaluation.