Tika in Action

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.

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.

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.

This book is written for developers who are new to both Scala and Lift and covers just enough Scala to get you started.

What’s Inside

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

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

Table of Contents
Part 1: Getting started
Chapter 1. The case for the digital Babel fish
Chapter 2. Getting started with Tika
Chapter 3. The information landscape

Part 2: Tika in detail
Chapter 4. Document type detection
Chapter 5. Content extraction
Chapter 6. Understanding metadata
Chapter 7. Language detection
Chapter 8. What’s in a file?

Part 3: Integration and advanced use
Chapter 9. The big picture
Chapter 10. Tika and the Lucene search stack
Chapter 11. Extending Tika

Part 4: Case studies
Chapter 12. Powering NASA science data systems
Chapter 13. Content management with Apache Jackrabbit
Chapter 14. Curating cancer research data with Tika
Chapter 15. The classic search engine example

Appendix A. Tika quick reference
Appendix B. Supported metadata keys

Book Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (November 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935182854
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935182856
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