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newspaper is a Python package that allows developers to easily extract text, images, and videos from articles on the web.

It is designed to be fast, easy to use, and compatible with a wide variety of websites. It uses advanced algorithms to extract relevant information and metadata from articles, and it also supports several languages.

newspaper includes a http client or can ingest pre-scraped HTML documents.

Trafilatura is a Python package and command-line tool designed to gather text on the Web. It includes discovery, extraction and text processing components. Its main applications are web crawling, downloads, scraping, and extraction of main texts, metadata and comments. It aims at staying handy and modular: no database is required, the output can be converted to various commonly used formats.

Going from raw HTML to essential parts can alleviate many problems related to text quality, first by avoiding the noise caused by recurring elements (headers, footers, links/blogroll etc.) and second by including information such as author and date in order to make sense of the data. The extractor tries to strike a balance between limiting noise (precision) and including all valid parts (recall). It also has to be robust and reasonably fast, it runs in production on millions of documents.

This tool can be useful for quantitative research in corpus linguistics, natural language processing, computational social science and beyond: it is relevant to anyone interested in data science, information extraction, text mining, and scraping-intensive use cases like search engine optimization, business analytics or information security.

Example Use


from newspaper import Article

# Create a new article object
article = Article('https://www.example.com/article')

# Download the article
article.download()

# Parse the article
article.parse()

# Print the article text
print(article.text)

# Print the article title
print(article.title)

# Print the article authors
print(article.authors)

# Print the article publication date
print(article.publish_date)
# it can be used to clean HTML files
from trafilatura import clean_html

html = '<html><head><title>My Title</title></head><body><p>This is some <b>bold</b> text.</p></body></html>'
cleaned_html = clean_html(html)
print(cleaned_html)

# can strip away tags:
clean_html(html, tags_to_remove=["title"])
# or attributes
clean_html(html, attributes_to_remove=["title"])

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