I'm a digital subscriber to Scientific American. I have downloaded every magazine that has been in print from their website. Each magazine is its own .pdf file respectively. What I'd like to do is create a program that is able to search each magazine for keywords in these pdf files and return filenames back. This is probably much more complex than I can imagine, especially considering there is no dbms. Is doing something like this feasible or would it take a lot of cpu time without a dbms and an index, primary key? If something like this is feasible, could you please just give me a rough idea on how to accomplish this task? I wonder if there are applications that are able to do this already if you just give them a directory full of pdf files? Any information on this would be great.
Thanks in advance.