Fu-fu: The Profanity Filter for Rails
This plugin will allow you to filter profanity using basic replacement or a dictionary term.
Reasons for this fork
This fork is supposed to add a few features I needed:
ban all words starting with a prefix (like: abc*), [ready]
list of Polish profanity words, [ready]
configuration option to choose one or many dictionaries of profanities, [planned]
ban all words containing some root (like: *abc*) [maybe someday]
This plugin is provided as is - therefore, the creators and contributors of this plugin are not responsible for any damages that may result from it's usage. Use at your own risk; backup your data.
./script/plugin install git://github.com/szeryf/fu-fu.git
You can use it in your models:
Notice – there are two profanity filters, one is destructive. Beware the exclamation point (profanity_filter!).
Non-Destructive (filters content when called, original text remains in the database)
profanity_filter :foo, :bar # banned words will be replaced with @#$% profanity_filter :foo, :bar, :method => 'dictionary' # banned words will be replaced by value in config/dictionary.yml profanity_filter :foo, :bar, :method => 'vowels' # banned words will have their vowels replaced profanity_filter :foo, :bar, :method => 'hollow' # all letters except the first and last will be replaced The non-destructive profanity_filter provides different versions of the filtered attribute: some_model.foo => 'filtered version' some_model.foo_original => 'non-filtered version'
Destructive (saves the filtered content to the database)
profanity_filter! :foo, :bar # banned words will be replaced with @#$% profanity_filter! :foo, :bar, :method => 'dictionary' # banned words will be replaced by value in config/dictionary.yml profanity_filter! :foo, :bar, :method => 'vowels' # banned words will have their vowels replaced profanity_filter! :foo, :bar, :method => 'hollow' # all letters except the first and last will be replaced
You can also use the filter directly:
ProfanityFilter::Base.clean(text) ProfanityFilter::Base.clean(text, 'dictionary') ProfanityFilter::Base.clean(text, 'vowels') ProfanityFilter::Base.clean(text, 'hollow')
If the dictionary contains words ending with asterisk *, all words starting with this prefix will be replaced. So, if you add something like this:
all words starting with abc (like abc, abcdef, abcxyz) will be considered banned and replaced by the filter.
Inquiring minds can checkout the simple benchmarks I've included so you can have an idea of what kind of performance to expect. I've included some quick scenarios including strings of (100, 1000, 5000, 1000) words and dictionaries of (100, 1000, 5000, 25000, 50000, 100000) words.
You can run the benchmarks via:
Please note – the prefix matching feature introduced by me makes the benchmarks run about 2.7 times slower (on my computer it's original: ~49s vs mine: ~2m15s), so if really care about performance you might want to stick with the original. The individual operation on a 50-words string is still just a couple of milliseconds, of course (on my computer it's original: ~1ms vs mine: ~2-3ms). Prefix matching could (and probably will) be optimized a little bit.
Turn this into a gem (and move over to rspec)
May break ProfanityFilter out on it's own
Clean up dictionary implementation and subsitution (suboptimal and messy)
Move benchmarks into a rake task
Fu-fu: The Profanity Filter for Rails uses the MIT License. Please see the MIT-LICENSE file.
Created by Adam Bair (firstname.lastname@example.org) of Intridea (www.intridea.com) in the open source room at RailsConf 2008.