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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.\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; //["email@example.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.
There are CommonRegex ports for other languages, see here
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