I'm with a task to deploy "something" capable of doing what Google does, but for PDFs. Could be something like "Google Desktop Search", but ideally the app would run on a server.
Here's some background about my company:
- we are a government agency. We have hundreds of PDFs with news clippings from sites that mention our agency or some subject of our interest
- our CEO often gives speech to various communities, so he needs to be briefed on the fly about a specific subject before he goes to a meeting
- we thought indexing our PDF data would be a good start, but in the long term we aim for a more structured data analysis.
So far I'm evaluating these 2 tools: