Uses & citations#

Trafilatura is used at several institutions, included in other software packages and cited in research publications. This page lists projects and publications mentioning the library.

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Notable projects using this software#

Institutional users#

Various repositories#

  • Benson, to turn a list of URLs into mp3s of the contents of each web page

  • CommonCrawl downloader, to derive massive amounts of language data

  • GLAM Workbench for cultural heritage (web archives section)

  • Obsei, a text collection and analysis tool

  • Vulristics, a framework for analyzing publicly available information about vulnerabilities

Citations in papers#

Trafilatura as a whole#

To reference this software in a publication please cite the following paper:

Reference DOI: 10.18653/v1/2021.acl-demo.15 Zenodo archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3460969
  title = {{Trafilatura: A Web Scraping Library and Command-Line Tool for Text Discovery and Extraction}},
  author = "Barbaresi, Adrien",
  booktitle = "Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: System Demonstrations",
  pages = "122--131",
  publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
  url = "",
  year = 2021,

Date extraction (htmldate)#

The date extraction component htmldate is referenced in the following publication:

JOSS article Zenodo archive
  title = {{htmldate: A Python package to extract publication dates from web pages}},
  author = "Barbaresi, Adrien",
  journal = "Journal of Open Source Software",
  volume = 5,
  number = 51,
  pages = 2439,
  url = {},
  publisher = {The Open Journal},
  year = 2020,

Publications citing Trafilatura#

  • Alakukku, L. (2022). “Domain specific boilerplate removal from web pages with entropy and clustering”, Master’s thesis, University of Aalto.

  • Alhamzeh, A., Bouhaouel, M., Egyed-Zsigmond, E., & Mitrović, J. (2021). “DistilBERT-based Argumentation Retrieval for Answering Comparative Questions”, Proceedings of CLEF 2021 – Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum.

  • Bozarth, L., & Budak, C. (2021). “An Analysis of the Partnership between Retailers and Low-credibility News Publishers”, Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, 1.

  • Braun, D. (2021). “Automated Semantic Analysis, Legal Assessment, and Summarization of Standard Form Contracts”, PhD Thesis, Technische Universität München.

  • Fröbe, M., Hagen, M., Bevendorff, J., Völske, M., Stein, B., Schröder, C., … & Potthast, M. (2021). “The Impact of Main Content Extraction on Near-Duplicate Detection”. arXiv preprint arXiv:2111.10864.

  • Gao, L., Biderman, S., Black, S., Golding, L., Hoppe, T., Foster, C., … & Leahy, C. (2020). “The Pile: An 800GB Dataset of Diverse Text for Language Modeling”, arXiv preprint arXiv:2101.00027.

  • Harrando, I., & Troncy, R. (2021). “Explainable Zero-Shot Topic Extraction Using a Common-Sense Knowledge Graph”, In 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021). OpenAccess Series in Informatics, Dagstuhl Publishing.

  • Karabulut, M., & Mayda, İ. (2020). “Development of Browser Extension for HTML Web Page Content Extraction”, In 2020 International Congress on Human-Computer Interaction, Optimization and Robotic Applications (HORA) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

  • Khusainov, A., Suleymanov, D., Gilmullin, R., Minsafina, A., Kubedinova, L., & Abdurakhmonova, N. “First Results of the “TurkLang-7” Project: Creating Russian-Turkic Parallel Corpora and MT Systems”, In CMCL (pp. 90-101).

  • Laippala, V., Rönnqvist, S., Hellström, S., Luotolahti, J., Repo, L., Salmela, A., … & Pyysalo, S. (2020). “From Web Crawl to Clean Register-Annotated Corpora”, Proceedings of the 12th Web as Corpus Workshop (pp. 14-22).

  • Madrid-Morales, D. (2021). “Who Set the Narrative? Assessing the Influence of Chinese Media in News Coverage of COVID-19 in 30 African Countries”, Global Media and China, 6(2), 129-151.

  • Meier-Vieracker, S. (2022). “Fußballwortschatz digital–Korpuslinguistische Ressourcen für den Sprachunterricht.” Korpora Deutsch als Fremdsprache (KorDaF), 2022/01 (pre-print).

  • Meng, K. (2021). “An End-to-End Computational System for Monitoring and Verifying Factual Claims” (pre-print).

  • Robertson, F., Lagus, J., & Kajava, K. (2021). “A COVID-19 news coverage mood map of Europe”, Proceedings of the EACL Hackashop on News Media Content Analysis and Automated Report Generation (pp. 110-115).

  • Salmela, A. (2022). “Distinguishing Noise and Main Text Content from Web-Sourced Plain Text Documents Using Sequential Neural Networks”, Master’s thesis, University of Turku.

  • Sawczyn, A., Binkowski, J., Janiak, D., Augustyniak, Ł., & Kajdanowicz, T. (2021). “Fact-checking: relevance assessment of references in the Polish political domain”, Procedia Computer Science, 192, 1285-1293.

  • Ter-Akopyan, B. (2022). “Identification of Political Leaning in German News”, Master’s thesis, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

  • Zinn, J. O., & Müller, M. (2021). “Understanding discourse and language of risk”, Journal of Risk Research, 1-14.

Publications citing Htmldate#

  • Grabovoy, A., Bakhteev, O., & Chekhovich, Y. (2021). “The automatic approach for scientific papers dating,” 2021 Ivannikov Ispras Open Conference (ISPRAS), pp. 107-113, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ISPRAS53967.2021.00020.

  • Hanley, H. W., Kumar, D., & Durumeric, Z. (2022). “Happenstance: Utilizing Semantic Search to Track Russian State Media Narratives about the Russo-Ukrainian War On Reddit”. arXiv preprint arXiv:2205.14484.

  • Kupi, M. (2021). “Late to the Party? Agile Methods in British and German Government Institutions”, Master’s thesis, Hertie School Berlin.

  • Smits, T., & Ros, R. (2021). “Distant reading 940,000 online circulations of 26 iconic photographs”, New Media & Society, DOI: 10.1177/14614448211049.


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