Profanalyzer has one purpose: analyze a block of text for profanity. It is able to filter profane words as well.
What sets it slightly apart from other filters is that it classifies each blocked word as "profane", "racist", or "sexual" - although right now, each word is considered "profane". It also rates each word on a scale from 0-5, which is based on my subjective opinion, as well as whether the word is commonly used in non-profane situations, such as "ass" in "assess".
The Profanalyzer will default to a tolerance of of 4, which will kick back the arguably non-profane words. It will also test against all words, including racist or sexual words.
Lastly, it allows for custom substitutions! For example, the filter at the website http://www.fark.com/ turns the word "fuck" into "fark", and "shit" into "shiat". You can specify these if you want.
- Tolerance-based filtering
- Switch between checking all words, racist terms, sexual words, or some mixture
- Custom substitutions
- Boolean-based profanity checking (skipping the filtering)
Out of the box, you can simply use Profanalyzer.filter and Profanalyzer.profane?:
require 'rubygems' require 'profanalyzer' Profanalyzer.profane? "asshole" #==> true Profanalyzer.filter "asshole" #==> "#!$%@&!"
Then you can change the tolerance:
Profanalyzer.tolerance = 5 Profanalyzer.profane? "hooker" #==> false
Or do specific checking:
Profanalyzer.check_all = false # turn off catch-all checking Profanalyzer.check_racist = false # don't check racial slurs Profanalyzer.check_sexual = true # sexual checking on Profanalyzer.profane? "mick" #==> false Profanalyzer.profane? "vagina" #==> true
You can obtain a list of the words which fell afoul of profanity checking:
Profanalyzer.flagged_words("shit damn foo") #==> ["shit", "damn"] Profanalyzer.flagged_words("profanalyzer is rad!") #==>  # With custom settings Profanalyzer.check_all = false Profanalyzer.check_racist = false Profanalyzer.flagged_words("you're a mick") #==>  # You can pass options to the method itself: Profanalyzer.flagged_words("you're a mick", :racist => false) #==> 
Lastly, you can add custom substitutions:
Profanalyzer.substitute("shit","shiat") Profanalyzer.filter "shit" #==> "shiat" Profanalyzer.substitute(:fuck => :fark) Profanalyzer.filter("fuck") #==> "fark"
If you want to not just use global state everywhere, perhaps because you need different profanity settings in different contexts, simply create an instance of the Profanalyzer class, and use the same methods you were using before on the instance:
analyzer = Profanalyzer.new analyzer.tolerance = 5 analyzer.profane? 'hooker' #==> false analyzer.filter 'fuck' #==> '#!$%'
Changing this instance's settings won't affect any other analyzers.
hoe - a gem for building gems, which I used for profanalyzer.
- Michael Edgar firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thomas Hanley email@example.com
- Peter Vandenberk firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christopher M. Hobbs email@example.com (nilmethod)
sudo gem install profanalyzer
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