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Re^8: putting text into array word by word

by jms53 (Monk)
on Jan 10, 2012 at 19:47 UTC ( #947224=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^7: putting text into array word by word
in thread putting text into array word by word

hadn't thought about that. Good catch, thanks!

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Re^9: putting text into array word by word
by Not_a_Number (Prior) on Jan 10, 2012 at 20:02 UTC

    OK, let's extract another worm from the can we've opened. Say we want to count all the times 'John' appears in a text. Given a sentence:

    Was it John or John's brother?

    Should the count be one or two?

      Actually, that is the next part of what I'm going to do.

      However, since I am only interested in words from the English dictionary, it doesn't matter so much whether John's is counted or not as John. (export to csv, open in spreadsheet).

      I would however be extremely interested in knowing how you would change this, as I will get that kind of issue with contractions (it's, wouldn't, etc. that I had planned on tackling with a spreadsheet, (but then again, I am trying to minimize user interaction)

      Thank you

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