Tika in Action
Chris A. Mattmann and Jukka L. Zitting
  • November 2011
  • ISBN 9781935182856
  • 256 pages
  • printed in black & white

By Tika's two main creators and maintainers.

Jérôme Charron, WebPulse

Tika in Action is a hands-on guide to content mining with Apache Tika. The book's many examples and case studies offer real-world experience from domains ranging from search engines to digital asset management and scientific data processing.

About the Technology

Tika is an Apache toolkit that has built into it everything you and your app need to know about file formats. Using Tika, your applications can discover and extract content from digital documents in almost any format, including exotic ones.

About the book

Tika in Action is the ultimate guide to content mining using Apache Tika. You'll learn how to pull usable information from otherwise inaccessible sources, including internet media and file archives. This example-rich book teaches you to build and extend applications based on real-world experience with search engines, digital asset management, and scientific data processing. In addition to architectural overviews, you'll find detailed chapters on features like metadata extraction, automatic language detection, and custom parser development.

What's inside

  • Crack MS Word, PDF, HTML, and ZIP
  • Integrate with search engines, CMS, and other data sources
  • Learn through experimentation
  • Many examples

About the reader

This book requires no previous knowledge of Tika or text mining techniques. It assumes a working knowledge of Java.

About the authors

Chris Mattmann is an information architect experienced in the construction of large data-intensive systems. Jukka Zitting is a core Tika developer, a member of the JCR expert group, and chairman of the Apache Jackrabbit project.

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