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Re: Finding dates in unstructured text

by philipbailey (Chaplain)
on Jan 12, 2011 at 21:10 UTC ( #881988=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Finding dates in unstructured text

Date::Manip is good at parsing arbitrarily formatted dates, if its performance is good enough for your data volumes.

But you should think hard about whether you trust the results, whichever parser you use to generate them. We once had a daily business report which was loaded by our users into Excel, which kindly parsed the value in some field, let us say "MAR6", as a date, where it actually represented something else altogether.

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