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Project Description

This code is under the Apache License 2.0.

This is a python port of a ruby port of arc90’s readability project

In few words, Given a html document, it pulls out the main body text and cleans it up. It also can clean up title based on latest readability.js code.

Based on:


easy_install readability-lxml
pip install readability-lxml


from readability.readability import Document
import urllib
html = urllib.urlopen(url).read()
readable_article = Document(html).summary()
readable_title = Document(html).short_title()

Command-line usage:

python -m readability.readability -u

Using positive/negative keywords example:

python -m readability.readability -p intro -n newsindex,homepage-box,news-section -u

Document() kwarg options:

  • attributes:
  • debug: output debug messages
  • min_text_length:
  • retry_length:
  • url: will allow adjusting links to be absolute
  • positive_keywords: the list of positive search patterns in classes and ids, for example: [“news-item”, “block”]
  • negative_keywords: the list of negative search patterns in classes and ids, for example: [“mysidebar”, “related”, “ads”]


  • 0.2.5 Update for uploading .tar.gz to pypi
  • 0.2.6 Don’t crash on documents with no title
  • Document.short_title() properly works
  • 0.3 Added Document.encoding, positive_keywords and negative_keywords
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File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
PyReadability-0.4.0.tar.gz (11.9 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Dec 17, 2014

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