jusText 4

jusText is a tool for removing boilerplate content, such as navigation links, headers, and footers from HTML pages. It is designed to preserve mainly text containing full sentences and it is therefore well suited for creating linguistic resources such as Web corpora.


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How it works

See what is kept and what is discarded from a typical web page.

Read a description of the jusText algorithm.


  1. Make sure you have Python 3.11 or newer. Required packages are installed via pip automatically (or system-wide, e.g. python3-lxml and python3-html5-parser in Fedora).
  2. Download, extract, install:
    tar xzvf justext-4.3.tar.gz
    cd justext-4.3/
    pip install --user . #omit --user to install for all users

Legacy installation using deprecated distutils

Python 3.6 & Python 2.7 compatible

tar xzvf justext-4.2.5.tar.gz
cd justext-4.2.5/
python3 install --user #omit --user to install for all users

Quick start

wget -O page.html
justext -s English page.html > cleaned-page.txt

For usage information see:

justext --help

Python API

import justext
import requests
page = requests.get('').text.encode('utf-8')

paragraphs = justext.justext(page, justext.get_stoplist('English'))
for paragraph in paragraphs:
    if paragraph['class'] == 'good':

Online demo


This software has been developed at the Natural Language Processing Centre of Masaryk University in Brno with financial support from PRESEMT and Lexical Computing Ltd. It also relates to Jan Pomikálek's PhD research.


Justext is licensed under the BSD 3-Clause License

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