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Tika in Action by Jukka Zitting, Chris Mattmann

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Chapter 2. Getting started with Tika

 

 

Equipped with sufficient background on Apache Tika, you’re probably thinking to yourself: how do I start leveraging Tika in my own application? Tika is a modern Java application, and its development has undergone the natural evolution that most Java applications do: beginning as a set of Java classes exported as an API, followed by a basic command-line interface, and culminating with a graphical user interface (GUI) for the command-line neophyte (or those with a preference for visual interfaces).

Executing Tika at runtime is a separate step from building Tika from source code. Because Tika is an ...

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