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Welcome to Apache Tika  <>

Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and
structured text content from various documents using existing parser

Apache Tika is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software
Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Apache Lucene PMC. Incubation is
required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates
that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have
stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects.
While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness
or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be
fully endorsed by the ASF.

See for the current
incubation status of the Apache Tika project.

License (see also LICENSE.txt)

Collective work: Copyright 2007 The Apache Software Foundation.

Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more
contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file distributed with
this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
(the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

Building Tika

You can build the Tika sources using the Maven 2 build system. Execute the
following command in the Tika source directory to build the sources and
to install the resulting jar artifact in your local Maven repository:

    mvn install

See the Maven web site at for more instructions
and the latest Maven downloads. 

Mailing Lists

Discussion about the Tika project takes place on the development mailing
list The list is open to anyone and
publicly archived. You can subscribe the mailing list by sending a
message to, and unsubscribe by
sending a message to To receive
more instructions, send a message to

Issue Tracker

If you encounter errors in Tika or want to suggest an improvement or
a new feature, please visit the Tika issue tracker at There you can also find the
latest information on known issues and recent bug fixes and enhancements.

Updating the Tika web site

Here's how to update the live Tika website (

    1) Edit the content found in src/site

    2) Run "mvn site" to generate the website pages

    3) Check the new content at target/site/index.html

    4) Checkout
       and update the changed pages there

    5) Commit your changes, both here and in the tika/site module

    6) To activate the changes on the live website, login to and run:

           umask 002; svn update /www/

    7) That directory is replicated to the live website every few hours,
       so your changes can take some time to be live.

Easy and fun, isn't it? ;-)

This will get better once Tika graduates from the Incubator.
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