[ckan-dev] Full-text search of PDF files in CKAN?
WhiteA at landcareresearch.co.nz
Fri Sep 12 03:27:12 UTC 2014
Greetings from a new subscriber!
Our institution has begun using CKAN for data archiving, and it has been suggested that we could also use it as a document repository. Documents would mainly be PDF but other file types eg. .doc .txt might be included.
One of the features we would want in a document repository is the ability to search the full text of documents, including PDFs that include searchable text.
Has anyone implemented such a search in CKAN? What would be required - a new extension if none exists already? Presumably solr could provide the search if the text field could be indexed somehow. Perhaps a metadata field containing the text, but automatically populated by parsing the document on addition to CKAN?
Is there any limit to the size of the metadata fields, for indexing purposes?
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