O'Reilly logo

Tika in Action by Jukka Zitting, Chris Mattmann

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 11. Extending Tika

 

This chapter covers

 

There are thousands of document formats in the world and new ones are constantly being introduced, so it’s impossible for a library like Tika to support all of them out of the box. Thus even though each Tika version adds support for new formats, there will be times when Tika won’t be able to extract content from or even detect the type of a document you’re trying to use. This chapter is about what you can do in such a situation.

Imagine that you’re working with a new XML-based file format for medical prescriptions. Each file describes a single prescription and consists of a set of both fixed and free-form fields ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required