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Regular expresion

jmphillipsjmphillips Member Posts: 12 Contributor II
I want to recognize some regular expresion, for example "my cat", and then obtain the next´s word until a point followed or a separate point. the object is to obtain definitions from a text. for example:

hammer is a tool that consists of a heavy piece of metal at the end of a handle. It is used, for example, to hit nails into a piece of wood or a wall, or to break things into pieces. He used a hammer and chisel to chip away at the wall.  

the idea si: set hammer as my regular expresion that i want to identify and then obtain as result "is a tool that consists of a heavy piece of metal at the end of a handle."

How can I do this????

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  • sgenzersgenzer 12Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,958  Community Manager
    hi @jmphillips perhaps this is what you are looking for?

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            <parameter key="date_format" value="yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss"/>
            <parameter key="time_zone" value="SYSTEM"/>
            <parameter key="input_csv_text" value="Text&#10;&quot;A hammer is a tool that consists of a heavy piece of metal at the end of a handle. It is used to hit nails into a piece of wood or a wall. He used a hammer and chisel to chip away at the wall.&quot;"/>
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            <parameter key="attribute_filter_type" value="all"/>
            <parameter key="attribute" value=""/>
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  • kaymankayman Member Posts: 610   Unicorn
    If you want to extend the rage a bit to include also other separators as comma's and so, I'd use the following :

    hammer([\w ]+)
    So basically this means you have your word, followed by any word character (a to z, 0 to 9 and _) or space.
    This will end your result on any punctuation, but you can extend the list of 'good ones' at will
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