Extracting text from HTML file using Python
from urllib.request import urlopenfrom bs4 import BeautifulSoupurl = "http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2284783.stm"html = urlopen(url).read()soup = BeautifulSoup(html, features="html.parser")# kill all script and style elementsfor script in soup(["script", "style"]): script.extract() # rip it out# get texttext = soup.get_text()# break into lines and remove leading and trailing space on eachlines = (line.strip() for line in text.splitlines())# break multi-headlines into a line eachchunks = (phrase.strip() for line in lines for phrase in line.split(" "))# drop blank linestext = '\n'.join(chunk for chunk in chunks if chunk)print(text)
You just have to install BeautifulSoup before :
pip install beautifulsoup4
NOTE: NTLK no longer supports
Original answer below, and an alternative in the comments sections.
I wasted my 4-5 hours fixing the issues with html2text. Luckily i could encounter NLTK.
It works magically.
import nltk from urllib import urlopenurl = "http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2284783.stm" html = urlopen(url).read() raw = nltk.clean_html(html) print(raw)