Metadata extracted from OBL Files released by CIA
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This repo contains metadata that was extracted from OBL Files that the CIA released. The files can be found here: and


Data was extracted because curiosity... Also I wanted to dump the data into ElasticSearch and see if there is anything interesting.


Apache Tika was utilized to extract the metadata. Apache Tika can be ran in server mode or you can also use command line app as well. I used the following command: java -jar tika-app-1.16.jar -j $filename > $filename.MYJSON There were some failures while doing this. Tika couldn't extract metadata from some of the files and for some other files, I had to kill the tika process.