date-extractor helps you extract dates from text
pip install pytz pip install date-extractor
from date_extractor import extract_dates text = "I arrived in that city on January 4, 1937" dates = extract_dates(text)
from date_extractor import extract_date text = "I arrived in that city in 1937" date, precision = extract_date(text, return_precision=True) # precision = 'year'
To test the package run
python -m unittest date_extractor.tests.test
If you are using Python 3, you may need to run the following to test
python3 -m unittest date_extractor.tests.test
Works on Python 2 and 3!
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