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CommonRegexJava

CommonRegex port for Java

Find a lot of kinds of common information in a string.

Pull requests welcome!

It supports only US standards (for phones, times and so on) for a while.

API

You can instantiate a CommonRegex object passing a CharSequence (String, StringBuilder, StringBuffer...) in the constructor and use the methods without arguments to get the matches, or use the static methods passing the CharSequence as parameter.

Methods:

  • getDates([CharSequence text])
  • getTimes([CharSequence text])
  • getPhones([CharSequence text])
  • getLinks([CharSequence text])
  • getEmails([CharSequence text])
  • getIPv4([CharSequence text])
  • getIPv6([CharSequence text])
  • getHexColors([CharSequence text])
  • getAcronyms([CharSequence text])
  • getMoney([CharSequence text])
  • getPercentages([CharSequence text])

Examples

String text = "John, please get that article on www.linkedin.com to me by 5:00PM\n"
            + "on Jan 9th 2012. 4:00 would be ideal, actually. If you have any questions,\n"
            + "you can reach my associate at (012)-345-6789 or associative@mail.com.\n"
            + "I\'ll be in UK during the whole week at a J.R.R. Tolkien convention.";
    
CommonRegex commonRegex = new CommonRegex(text);
commonRegex.dates; //["Jan 9th 2012"]
commonRegex.times; //["5:00PM", "4:00"]
commonRegex.phones; //["(012)-345-6789"]
commonRegex.links; //["www.linkedin.com"]
commonRegex.emails; //["associative@mail.com"]
ommonRegex.getAcronyms(); //["UK", "J.R.R."]

Alternatively, you can generate a single CommonRegex instance and use it to parse multiple segments of text.

CommonRegex commonRegex = new CommonRegex();

commonRegex.times("When are you free? Do you want to meet up for coffee at 4:00?"); //["4:00"]
commonRegex.getMoney("They said the price was US$5,000.90, actually it is US$3,900.5. It\'s $1100.4 less, can you imagine this?"); //["US$5,000.90", "US$3,900.5", "$1100.4"]

For a pratical example, see the tests.

CommonRegex Ports

There are CommonRegex ports for other languages, see here

License

The MIT License (MIT)

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