Marvin Humphrey
and 1 contributors

NAME

KinoSearch::Analysis::Tokenizer - Split a string into tokens.

SYNOPSIS

    my $whitespace_tokenizer
        = KinoSearch::Analysis::Tokenizer->new( pattern => '\S+' );

    # or...
    my $word_char_tokenizer
        = KinoSearch::Analysis::Tokenizer->new( pattern => '\w+' );

    # or...
    my $apostrophising_tokenizer = KinoSearch::Analysis::Tokenizer->new;

    # Then... once you have a tokenizer, put it into a PolyAnalyzer:
    my $polyanalyzer = KinoSearch::Analysis::PolyAnalyzer->new(
        analyzers => [ $case_folder, $word_char_tokenizer, $stemmer ], );

DESCRIPTION

Split a string into tokens.

Generically, "tokenizing" is a process of breaking up a string into an array of "tokens". For instance, the string "three blind mice" might be tokenized into "three", "blind", "mice".

KinoSearch::Analysis::Tokenizer decides where it should break up the text based on a regular expression compiled from a supplied pattern matching one token. If our source string is...

    "Eats, Shoots and Leaves."

... then a "whitespace tokenizer" with a pattern of \S+ produces...

    Eats, 
    Shoots 
    and 
    Leaves.

... while a "word character tokenizer" with a pattern of \w+ produces...

    Eats 
    Shoots 
    and 
    Leaves

... the difference being that the word character tokenizer skips over punctuation as well as whitespace when determining token boundaries.

CONSTRUCTORS

new( [labeled params] )

    my $word_char_tokenizer = KinoSearch::Analysis::Tokenizer->new(
        pattern => '\w+',    # required
    );
  • pattern - A string specifying a Perl-syntax regular expression which should match one token. The default value is \w+(?:[\x{2019}']\w+)*, which matches "it's" as well as "it" and "O'Henry's" as well as "Henry".

INHERITANCE

KinoSearch::Analysis::Tokenizer isa KinoSearch::Analysis::Analyzer isa KinoSearch::Object::Obj.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2005-2010 Marvin Humphrey

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