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NAME

Text::Sentence - module for splitting text into sentences

SYNOPSIS

    use Text::Sentence qw( split_sentences );
    use locale;
    use POSIX qw( locale_h );

    setlocale( LC_CTYPE, 'iso_8859_1' );
    @sentences = split_sentences( $text );

DESCRIPTION

The Text::Sentence module contains the function split_sentences, which splits text into its constituent sentences, based on a fairly approximate regex. If you set the locale before calling it, it will deal correctly with locale dependant capitalization to identify sentence boundaries. Certain well know exceptions, such as abreviations, may cause incorrect segmentations.

FUNCTIONS

split_sentences( $text )

The split sentences function takes a scalar containing ascii text as an argument and returns an array of sentences that the text has been split into.

    @sentences = split_sentences( $text );

SEE ALSO

    locale
    POSIX

AUTHOR

Ave Wrigley <wrigley@cre.canon.co.uk>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1997 Canon Research Centre Europe (CRE). All rights reserved. This script and any associated documentation or files cannot be distributed outside of CRE without express prior permission from CRE.