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Major breaking changes

  • OCR is now triggered automatically for PDFs if tesseract is on the user's path see (TikaOCR#disable-ocr) for how to disable OCR.
  • Removed deprecated Metadata keys/properties and moved some commonly used keys from Metadata to TikaCoreProperties (such as TikaCoreProperties.RESOURCE_NAME_KEY) (TIKA-1974).  See below for a list of changed keys.
  • We upgraded from log4j to log4j2 in tika-app, tika-server and anywhere else we used to use log4j.
  • The tika-parsers package has been split into several sub packages, inluding: tika-parsers-standard-package, tika-parser-scientific-package and tika-parser-sqlite3-package.
  • tika-app only includes parsers in tika-parsers-standard-package; users have to add tika-parser-scientific-package and tika-parser-sqlite3-package if desired.
  • tika-server is now tika-server-standard and only includes parsers in tika-parsers-standard-package
  • tika-server is now run in --spawnChild mode by default.
  • Removed deprecated PDFPreflightParser (TIKA-3437). 
  • Parsers are now configured via tika-config.xml on instantiation. We have moved away from configuration via .properties files because of confusion among users. This affects the PDFParser, TesseractOCRParser and the StringsParser. See below for links to the specific parsers.
  • Changed namespaces of translator implementations (e.g. org.apache.tika.language.translate.impl) to avoid split-package with tika-core.

For more details on changes in tika-server in 2.x, please see: TikaServer in Tika 2.x.

Metadata

Breaking Metadata Key Changes Between 1.x and 2.x

These are changes in locations of keys, not in the key names that consumers/clients will see:

  • Metadata.RESOURCE_NAME_KEY has been renamed TikaCoreProperties.RESOURCE_NAME_KEY.
  • TikaCoreProperties.KEYWORDS has been removed in favor of Office.KEYWORDS

Changed Metadata Keys

There are a few other subtle changes in key names listed below:

Tika 1.xTika 2.x
X-Parsed-ByX-TIKA:Parsed-By
X-TIKA:EXCEPTION:runtimeX-TIKA:EXCEPTION:container_exception

Removed duplicate/triplicate keys

Background: In early 1.x, we had basic metadata keys that were created somewhat ad hoc.  We then added metadata keys based on standards such as Dublin Core, or we at least tried to add namespaces to the metadata keys for specific file formats.  To maintain backwards compatibility, we kept the old keys and added new keys.  This led to quite a bit of metadata bloat, where we'd have the same information two or three times.  In Tika 2.x, we slimmed down the metadata keys and relied only on the standards-based or name-spaced keys.  In the table below, we document the mappings.  If you notice any missing, please let us know or update the wiki.


Tika 1.xTika 2.x
Author, meta:author, dc:creatordc:creator
Last-Author, meta:last-authormeta:last-author
title, dc:titledc:title
Creation-Date, date, dcterms:createddcterms:created
Last-Modified, modified, dcterms:modifieddcterms:modified
Last-Save-Date, meta:save-datemeta:save-date
Application-Name, extended-properties:Applicationextended-properties:Application
Character Count, meta:character-countmeta:character-count
Company, extended-properties:Companyextended-properties:Company
Edit-Time, extended-properties:TotalTimeextended-properties:TotalTime
Keywords, meta:keyword, dc:subjectmeta:keyword, dc:subject
Page-Count, meta:page-countmeta:page-count
Revision-Number, cp:revisioncp:revision
subject, cp:subject, dc:subjectdc:subject
Template, extended-properties:Templateextended-properties:Template
Word-Count, meta:word-countmeta:word-count
identifierdc:identifier
publisherdc:publisher
dc:description, subject (as in MSG files)dc:description (dc:subject was added back in 2.4.0).

tika-parsers – Configuring via tika-config.xml 

In 2.x, we've moved all configuration into a tika-config.xml file.  Two popular parsers used to rely on *.properties files; see their individual pages for details: PDFParser and TesseractOCRParser.

See other individual parser pages for available configurations: TikaParserNotes.  If you notice any missing parsers, please help us document configurations for all parsers.

tika-parsers module

When using tika-parsers in your project, you need to change the dependencies from

pom.xml from 1.27
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.tika</groupId>
  <artifactId>tika-parsers</artifactId>
  <version>1.27</version>
</dependency>


to, e.g.

pom.xml for 2.0.0+
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.tika</groupId>
  <artifactId>tika-parsers-standard-package</artifactId>
  <version>2.1.0</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.tika</groupId>
  <artifactId>tika-parser-scientific-module</artifactId>
  <version>2.1.0</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.tika</groupId>
  <artifactId>tika-parser-sqlite3-module</artifactId>
  <version>2.1.0</version>
</dependency>


Also, there's a small transitive dependency issue with jcl-over-slf4j between tika-parsers-standard-package 2.0.0 and tika-parser-scientific-module:2.0.0. So if you are using maven enforcer plugin, you will need to fix it by adding this:

pom.xml
<!-- Fix tika-parsers-standard-package 2.0.0 vs tika-parser-scientific-module:2.0.0 transitive dependency -->
<dependency>
    <groupId>org.slf4j</groupId>
    <artifactId>jcl-over-slf4j</artifactId>
    <version>1.7.31</version>
</dependency>

If you are checking for CVEs (recommended), the tika-parser-scientific-module:2.0.0 comes with a transitive dependency on quartz 2.2.0 which should be fixed like this:

quartz
  <dependency>
    <groupId>edu.ucar</groupId>
    <artifactId>netcdf4</artifactId>
    <version>${netcdf-java.version}</version>
    <exclusions>
      ...
      <exclusion>
        <groupId>org.quartz-scheduler</groupId>
        <artifactId>quartz</artifactId>
      </exclusion>
    </exclusions>
  </dependency>
  <dependency>
    <groupId>org.quartz-scheduler</groupId>
    <artifactId>quartz</artifactId>
    <version>2.3.2</version>
  </dependency>


When using lang detection, you need to change now use:

pom.xml 2.0.0
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.tika</groupId>
  <artifactId>tika-langdetect-optimaize</artifactId>
  <version>2.1.0</version>
</dependency>

Also note that org.apache.tika.langdetect.OptimaizeLangDetector.getDefaultLanguageDetector has moved to org.apache.tika.langdetect.optimaize.OptimaizeLangDetector.getDefaultLanguageDetector.

For OCR, you can not use anymore TesseractOCRConfig.setTesseractPath(String) and TesseractOCRConfig.setTessdataPath(String) methods. They moved to the TesseractOCRParser class.

tika-parsers-module optional dependencies

zstd

The zstd dependency includes native libs and is not packaged with the tika-parsers-module.  If you'd like to parse zstd files, include:

zstd-jni
    <dependency>
      <groupId>com.github.luben</groupId>
      <artifactId>zstd-jni</artifactId>
      <version>1.5.0-4</version>
    </dependency>

TIFF and JPEG2000

If you plan to write TIFFs with Tika (rendering of PDF pages for OCR), and if the BSD-3 with nuclear disclaimer license is acceptable to you, include:

jai-imageio-core
<dependency>
  <groupId>com.github.jai-imageio</groupId>
  <artifactId>jai-imageio-core</artifactId>
  <version>1.4.0</version>
</dependency>

If you plan on processing JPEG2000 images (most common use case would be rendering PDF pages for OCR), and if the BSD-3 with nuclear disclaimer license is acceptable to you,  include:

jpeg2000
<dependency>
  <groupId>com.github.jai-imageio</groupId>
  <artifactId>jai-imageio-jpeg2000</artifactId>
  <version>1.4.0</version>
</dependency>

Note! In 2.x, Tika will not warn you if a PDF page that you're trying to render has a JPEG2000 in it.  PDFBox will log a warning.


tika-app

tika-server

General

Configuration

tika-pipes

See the tika-pipes page.

tika-eval

tika-langid

In the 1.x branch, the default (hardwired) language identification component was the wrapper around Optimaize.  If you used the following in 1.x:

pom.xml 1.27
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.tika</groupId>
  <artifactId>tika-langdetect</artifactId>
  <version>1.27</version>
</dependency>

In 2.x, change this to:

optimaize-lang-detect
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.tika</groupId>
  <artifactId>tika-langdetect-optimaize</artifactId>
  <version>2.0.x</version>
</dependency>

The original  language id component that was built by Tika devs and that used to be in tika-core is now in the tika-langdetect-tika module. 

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