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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

Tika is a subproject of Apache Lucene <>,
a project of the Apache Software Foundation <>.

Getting Started

Tika is based on Java 5 and uses the Maven 2 <>
build system. To build Tika, use the following command in this directory:

    mvn install

The build consists of a number of components, including a standalone runnable
jar that you can use to try out Tika features. You can run it like this:

    java -jar tika-app/target/tika-app-*.jar --help

License (see also LICENSE.txt)

Collective work: Copyright 2009 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.

Apache Tika includes a number of subcomponents with separate copyright
notices and license terms. Your use of these subcomponents is subject to
the terms and conditions of the licenses listed in the LICENSE.txt file.

Export control

This distribution includes cryptographic software.  The country in  which
you currently reside may have restrictions on the import,  possession, use,
and/or re-export to another country, of encryption software.  BEFORE using
any encryption software, please  check your country's laws, regulations and
policies concerning the import, possession, or use, and re-export of
encryption software, to  see if this is permitted.  See
<> for more information.

The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and
Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity Control
Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security software using
or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric algorithms.  The form
and manner of this Apache Software Foundation distribution makes it eligible
for export under the License Exception ENC Technology Software Unrestricted
(TSU) exception (see the BIS Export Administration Regulations, Section
740.13) for both object code and source code.

The following provides more details on the included cryptographic software:

    Apache Tika uses the Bouncy Castle generic encryption libraries for
    extracting text content and metadata from encrypted PDF files.
    See for more details on Bouncy Castle.


You can build a local copy of the Tika documentation including JavaDocs
using the following Maven 2 command in the Tika source directory: 

    mvn site 

You can then open the Tika Documentation in a web browser: 

    ./target/site/gettingstarted.html (for information on getting started with Tika)
    ./target/site/documentation.html (for information on the key abstractions and usage of Tika)
    ./target/site/formats.html (for information on supported formats)

Mailing Lists

Discussion about Tika takes place on the following mailing lists:    - About using Tika     - About developing Tika

Notification on all code changes are sent to the following mailing list:

The mailing lists are open to anyone and publicly archived.

You can subscribe the mailing lists by sending a message to
tika-<LIST> (for example tika-user-subscribe@...).
To unsubscribe, send a message to tika-<LIST>
For more instructions, send a message to tika-<LIST>

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) Commit your changes

Your changes are automatically deployed to the live web site in a few hours.
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