Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Blob Compress -- Some Numbers
Author Lester Caine
Jim Starkey wrote:

> PDFs are next to unsearchable. The context is contained in postscript
> commands compressed with LZW. To make PDFs searchable, I put on my
> laser printer emulation hat, to a scatter gather of text from the page,
> turned the sucker into straight text, and index that. Searching them on
> the fly is worse that trying to figure out what a politician said given
> a script of his speech.

We have been there before ;)
Generating a text copy can be fun, but it does result in large volumes
of text that 'could' be compressed - but then you can't search.
So - why were we going to compress blobs?

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services