I'm looking for some kind of software platform (or possibly open source API would do most of this) to perform document triage.
Imagine you get 3,000 documents (word, pdf, powerpoint, mixed formats) on a cluster of 5 different topics. We'd want a partially automated solution that would help:
- Determine the rough topic coverage in the body of the documents
- Help a person prioritize which to read first, and what order to read them in, to minimize the amount of time sifting through junk
- Search all of the documents across formats for certain keywords or phrases, optimally with some ability to define some synonyms (for example, "acquisition" and "purchasing")
- Determine which documents are copies/versions of one another so that only one copy would be examined