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Re: match sequences of words based on number of characters

by AnomalousMonk (Abbot)
on Feb 17, 2013 at 19:56 UTC ( #1019201=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to match sequences of words based on number of characters

Another way:

>perl -wMstrict -le "my $s = 'aaaa bb ccccc ddd eeeeeee ffff gg hhhhh iii jjjjjjj'; ;; for my $ar ([2, 5, 3], [3, 7, 4], [4, 2],) { my $rx = rxg(@$ar); print $rx; my @groups = $s =~ m{ ($rx) }xmsg; print qq{'$_' } for @groups; } ;; sub rxg { my ($rx) = map qr{ \b $_ \b }xms, join ' \s+ ', map qq{\\w{$_}}, @_ ; ;; return $rx; } " (?^msx: \b \w{2} \s+ \w{5} \s+ \w{3} \b ) 'bb ccccc ddd' 'gg hhhhh iii' (?^msx: \b \w{3} \s+ \w{7} \s+ \w{4} \b ) 'ddd eeeeeee ffff' (?^msx: \b \w{4} \s+ \w{2} \b ) 'aaaa bb' 'ffff gg'


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Re^2: match sequences of words based on number of characters
by nicemank (Novice) on Feb 17, 2013 at 21:17 UTC
    Thanks for your kind efforts here. But I have tried running this but it produces an error: "Undefined subroutine &main::rxg called at whatnot.pl line 9". You might be assuming something; but have I missed it....? nicemank.
      ... "Undefined subroutine &main::rxg called at whatnot.pl line 9".

      I don't know what's in whatnot.pl, but somewhere in there must be the subroutine definition for  rxg() that I included in my post above; please take another look.

Re^2: match sequences of words based on number of characters
by frozenwithjoy (Curate) on Feb 17, 2013 at 23:56 UTC
    Based on the examples, I don't believe that nicemank is requiring captured words to be adjacent. Maybe change \s+ to some non-greedy length of characters.
      Based on the examples, I don't believe that nicemank is requiring captured words to be adjacent.

      Hmmm... After taking another look at the OP, I think you may be right. In which case:

      >perl -wMstrict -le "my $s = 'xxxx yy zzzzz xxxx qqq xxxx yy zzzzz xxxx qqq'; ;; for my $ar ([2, 4, 3], [5, 3]) { my $rx = rxg(@$ar); print $rx; my @groups = $s =~ m{ $rx }xmsg; print qq{'$_'} for @groups; } ;; sub rxg { my ($rx) = map qr{ \b $_ \b }xms, join ' \b .+? \b ', map qq{\\w{$_}}, @_ ; ;; return $rx; } " (?^msx: \b \w{2} \b .+? \b \w{4} \b .+? \b \w{3} \b ) 'yy zzzzz xxxx qqq' 'yy zzzzz xxxx qqq' (?^msx: \b \w{5} \b .+? \b \w{3} \b ) 'zzzzz xxxx qqq' 'zzzzz xxxx qqq'

      Update: No, darn it, that's still not right! nicemank seems to want  'yy xxxx qqq' from  'yy zzzzz xxxx qqq'. Oh, well...

        I think that the sub I wrote below does the trick, but I only did limited testing on it.

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