I have an html form where a user can upload a pdf . I want to extract the whole text from pdf, search it for specific words and then store them in my database. Any ideas ? I don't ask you the whole code of course. But something to begin with. Like a library or something like OCR , but free.
If the pdf has been created programmatically, rather than scanned, the python library pdfminer can extract the text for you.
It and python are free, gratis & open source, and are available for most platforms.