++ed by:
Peter Karman

NAME

Search::Tools - high-performance tools for building search applications

SYNOPSIS

 use Search::Tools;
 
 my $string     = 'the quik brown fox';
 my $qparser    = Search::Tools->parser();
 my $query      = $qparser->parse($string);
 my $snipper    = Search::Tools->snipper(query => $query);
 my $hiliter    = Search::Tools->hiliter(query => $query);
 my $spellcheck = Search::Tools->spellcheck(query_parser => $qparser);

 my $suggestions = $spellcheck->suggest($string);
 
 for my $s (@$suggestions) {
    if (! $s->{suggestions}) {
        # $s->{word} was spelled correctly
    }
    elsif (@{ $s->{suggestions} }) {
        printf "Did you mean: %s\n", join(' or ', @{$s->{suggestions}}));
    }
 }

 for my $result (@search_results) {
    print $hiliter->light( $snipper->snip( $result->summary ) );
 }
  
 

DESCRIPTION

As of version 1.000 Search::Tools uses Moo and Class::XSAccessor.

Search::Tools is a set of utilities for building search applications. Rather than adhering to a particular search application or framework, the goal of Search::Tools is to provide general-purpose methods for common search application features. Think of Search::Tools like a toolbox rather than a hammer.

Examples include:

  • Parsing search queries for the meaningful terms

  • Rich regular expressions for locating terms in the original indexed documents

  • Contextual snippets showing query terms

  • Highlighting of terms in context

  • Spell check terms and suggestions of alternate spellings.

Search::Tools is derived from some of the features in HTML::HiLiter and SWISH::HiLiter, but has been re-written with an eye to accomodating more general purpose features.

METHODS

parser( args )

Returns a Search::Tools::Parser object, passing args to new().

regexp

Deprecated. Use parser() instead.

hiliter( args )

Returns a Search::Tools::HiLiter object, passing args to new().

snipper( args )

Returns a Search::Tools::Snipper object, passing args to new().

transliterate( str )

Same as:

 Search::Tools::Transliterate->new()->convert( $str )

spellcheck( args )

Returns a Search::Tools::SpellCheck object, passing args to new().

slurp( filename )

Reads contents of filename into a scalar variable. Similar to File::Slurp, but will handle compressed files (.gz or .bz2) transparently using IO::Uncompress.

FUNCTIONS

describe( object )

XS debugging help. Same as using Devel::Peek.

REQUIREMENTS

Perl 5.8.3 or later is required. This is for full UTF-8 support.

The following non-core CPAN modules are required:

Class::XSAccessor
Search::Query
Data::Dump
Encode
Encoding::FixLatin
Carp

The following CPAN modules are recommended for the full set of features and for performance.

Text::Aspell

See also the specific module documentation for individual requirements.

HISTORY

The public API has changed as of version 0.24. The following classes are now removed:

 Search::Tools::Keywords
 Search::Tools::RegExp
 Search::Tools::RegExp::Keywords
 Search::Tools::RegExp::Keyword

The following Search::Tools method is deprecated:

 regexp()

The following classes are new as of version 0.24:

 Search::Tools::HeatMap
 Search::Tools::Query
 Search::Tools::QueryParser
 Search::Tools::RegEx
 Search::Tools::Token
 Search::Tools::TokenList
 Search::Tools::TokenListPP
 Search::Tools::TokenListUtils
 Search::Tools::TokenPP
 Search::Tools::Tokenizer

EXAMPLES

See the tests in t/ and the example scripts in example/.

AUTHOR

Peter Karman <karman@cpan.org>

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The original idea and regular expression builder comes from HTML::HiLiter by the same author, copyright 2004 by Cray Inc.

Thanks to Atomic Learning www.atomiclearning.com for sponsoring the development of some of these modules.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-search-tools at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Search-Tools. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Search::Tools

You can also look for information at:

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2006-2009, 2014 by Peter Karman.

This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

HTML::HiLiter, SWISH::HiLiter, Moo, Class::XSAccessor, Text::Aspell




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