"[SOLVED] How to Split an Attribute and Keep the Split Character?"

jan_kvacekjan_kvacek Member Posts: 4 Contributor I
edited June 13 in Help
Hello!

I have a trubble with splitting attributes in Rapidminer Studio. My attribute looks like this:

"A002W0541G001"

I need to split it to several new attributes:

"A002"  "W0541"  "G001"  and so on.

But Split always dropps the character I use to determine where to split the original attribute. Is there any way to keep it?

Thank you for help!

Jan
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  • mschmitzmschmitz Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, University Professor Posts: 2,111  RM Data Scientist
    If its always 4 chars, 5 chars 5 chars you might simply use Generate Attributes with cut?
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  • jan_kvacekjan_kvacek Member Posts: 4 Contributor I
    Martin Schmitz wrote:

    If its always 4 chars, 5 chars 5 chars you might simply use Generate Attributes with cut?
    Unfortunately it is not. I need to do something like "find a letter, take the latter and all numbers behind it and make it new attribute"
  • JEdwardJEdward RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 564   Unicorn
    It sounds like you just need the right RegEx. 
    Assuming you have a pattern of [Letter+Numbers][Letter+Numbers] then this works: "(?<=[0-9]++)(.*?)(?=[A-Z])"
    Negative lookbehind to check there are numbers before, lookahead to check for the letter.  Anything inbetween is used to split.

    Sample process below:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
    <process version="7.1.000-BETA">
      <context>
        <input/>
        <output/>
        <macros/>
      </context>
      <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="7.1.000-BETA" expanded="true" name="Process">
        <parameter key="logverbosity" value="init"/>
        <parameter key="random_seed" value="2001"/>
        <parameter key="send_mail" value="never"/>
        <parameter key="notification_email" value=""/>
        <parameter key="process_duration_for_mail" value="30"/>
        <parameter key="encoding" value="SYSTEM"/>
        <parameter key="parallelize_main_process" value="false"/>
        <process expanded="true">
          <operator activated="true" class="generate_data_user_specification" compatibility="7.1.000-BETA" expanded="true" height="68" name="Generate Data by User Specification" width="90" x="112" y="85">
            <list key="attribute_values">
              <parameter key="myData" value="&quot;A002W0541G001&quot;"/>
            </list>
            <list key="set_additional_roles"/>
          </operator>
          <operator activated="true" class="generate_data_user_specification" compatibility="7.1.000-BETA" expanded="true" height="68" name="Generate Data by User Specification (2)" width="90" x="112" y="187">
            <list key="attribute_values">
              <parameter key="myData" value="&quot;A02202W0541G001G002231&quot;"/>
            </list>
            <list key="set_additional_roles"/>
          </operator>
          <operator activated="true" class="append" compatibility="7.1.000-BETA" expanded="true" height="103" name="Append" width="90" x="313" y="85">
            <parameter key="datamanagement" value="double_array"/>
            <parameter key="merge_type" value="all"/>
          </operator>
          <operator activated="true" class="split" compatibility="7.1.000-BETA" expanded="true" height="82" name="Split" width="90" x="447" y="34">
            <parameter key="attribute_filter_type" value="single"/>
            <parameter key="attribute" value="myData"/>
            <parameter key="attributes" value=""/>
            <parameter key="use_except_expression" value="false"/>
            <parameter key="value_type" value="nominal"/>
            <parameter key="use_value_type_exception" value="false"/>
            <parameter key="except_value_type" value="file_path"/>
            <parameter key="block_type" value="single_value"/>
            <parameter key="use_block_type_exception" value="false"/>
            <parameter key="except_block_type" value="single_value"/>
            <parameter key="invert_selection" value="false"/>
            <parameter key="include_special_attributes" value="false"/>
            <parameter key="split_pattern" value="(?&lt;=[0-9]++)(.*?)(?=[A-Z])"/>
            <parameter key="split_mode" value="ordered_split"/>
          </operator>
          <connect from_op="Generate Data by User Specification" from_port="output" to_op="Append" to_port="example set 1"/>
          <connect from_op="Generate Data by User Specification (2)" from_port="output" to_op="Append" to_port="example set 2"/>
          <connect from_op="Append" from_port="merged set" to_op="Split" to_port="example set input"/>
          <connect from_op="Split" from_port="example set output" to_port="result 1"/>
          <portSpacing port="source_input 1" spacing="0"/>
          <portSpacing port="sink_result 1" spacing="0"/>
          <portSpacing port="sink_result 2" spacing="0"/>
        </process>
      </operator>
    </process>
  • JEdwardJEdward RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 564   Unicorn
    On a side-note... anyone happen to know the right RegEx to split into n-grams?  I want one that splits a nominal value like "RapidMiner" into "Ra ap pi id dM Mi in ne er"... can you think of one?  When I try it I always get "Ra pi dM in er" which isn't right.  I wrote a rather complex loop to do it instead, but would prefer if could do it with one operator.
  • jan_kvacekjan_kvacek Member Posts: 4 Contributor I
    JEdward wrote:

    It sounds like you just need the right RegEx. 
    Assuming you have a pattern of [Letter+Numbers][Letter+Numbers] then this works: "(?<=[0-9]++)(.*?)(?=[A-Z])"
    Negative lookbehind to check there are numbers before, lookahead to check for the letter.  Anything inbetween is used to split.
    This just does the thing! Thank you.
  • sgenzersgenzer 12Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,425  Community Manager
    very nice.  Thanks.  This is something I face often.  Maybe a feature request to simply add a checkbox option to keep the split text instead of removing it?  ;)
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