Saturday, May 22, 2010

How to extract metadata

Here is a very interesting project from Apache - Tika. Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries. Here is a list of supported formats:

* HyperText Markup Language
* XML and derived formats
* Microsoft Office document formats
* OpenDocument Format
* Portable Document Format
* Electronic Publication Format
* Rich Text Format
* Compression and packaging formats
* Text formats
* Audio formats
* Image formats
* Video formats
* Java class files and archives
* The mbox format

See also some examples of programming Tika here.

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