Integrating PDFs with Algolia

A look at using Adobe's PDF Extract API to integrate with Algolia and let users search the contents of their PDFs.



The blog post demonstrates using Eleventy (a Jamstack project) to automatically recognize PDF content, extract contents using Adobe's PDF Extract API, and create a JSON file that can be used for an Algolia index. Next, Eleventy's "post build" hook uses that JSON to populate an Algolia index. I then demonstrate a simple front-end search built with Alpine.js.


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Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden is a developer evangelist for Adobe working on APIs and the web platform.

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