Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
While "getting a database" is a good idea, it may not solve this person's problem. The problem is, given a large volume of legacy, unparsed, free-form address data, how do you parse it to put it into the database in the first place?

Unfortunately, that's difficult. Lingua::EN::AddressParse is good if you know what country the address information is for, but it isn't sufficient by itself if you also need to extract country codes from international address data.

I'm actually about to solve a similar problem myself. If I can't find consistently exploitable patterns in the data, my next tactic will be using Lingua::EN::AddressParse in combination with state/zipcode verification to try to catch all the US addresses, and then to try to exploit patterns in the remaining (international) addresses that AddressParse can't parse effectively.

Alan


In reply to Re: Re: Parse mailing addresses with a regex by ferrency
in thread Parse mailing addresses with a regex by data67

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (5)
    As of 2021-03-05 11:03 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?
      My favorite kind of desktop background is:











      Results (109 votes). Check out past polls.

      Notices?