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Program jusText is a tool for removing boilerplate content, such as navigation links, headers, and footers from HTML pages. It is designed to preserve mainly text containing full sentences and it is therefore well suited for creating linguistic resources such as Web corpora. You can try it online.

This is a fork of original (currently unmaintained) code of jusText hosted on Google Code.

Adaptations of the algorithm to other languages:

Some libraries using jusText:

Some currently (Jan 2020) maintained alternatives:


Make sure you have Python 2.7+/3.5+ and pip (Windows, Linux) installed. Run simply:

$ [sudo] pip install justext


lxml (version depends on your Python version)


$ python -m justext -s Czech -o text.txt
$ python -m justext -s English -o plain_text.txt english_page.html
$ python -m justext --help # for more info

Python API

import requests
import justext

response = requests.get("")
paragraphs = justext.justext(response.content, justext.get_stoplist("English"))
for paragraph in paragraphs:
  if not paragraph.is_boilerplate:
    print paragraph.text


Run tests via

$ py.test-2.7 && py.test-3.5 && py.test-3.6 && py.test-3.7 && py.test-3.8 && py.test-3.9


This software has been developed at the Natural Language Processing Centre of Masaryk University in Brno with a financial support from PRESEMT and Lexical Computing Ltd. It also relates to PhD research of Jan Pomikálek.