Risk Intelligence uses pdftotext - a third-party open source tool from the Xpdf suite - to help convert PDF files into plain text files so that they can scan effectively. This tool is supplied by Glyph & Clog, LLC.
Announcement - Xpdf 3.04 - a PDF viewer for X
Glyph & Cog, LLC is pleased to announce a new version of Xpdf, the open source Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer for X.
The Xpdf project also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter, and various other utilities.
Xpdf runs under the X Window System on Unix, and OS/2. The non-X components (pdftops, pdftotext, etc.) also run on Win32 systems and should run on pretty much any system with a decent C++ compiler.
See the `CHANGES' file for a complete list of changes.
Source (C++ and C) is available, and it should be fairly easy to compile for UNIX, OS/2, and Win32.
More information, source code, and precompiled binaries are on the xpdf web page and ftp site:
For information on commercial licensing and consulting, please see the Glyph & Cog web site: