English word and sentence tokenizer, for natural language processing.
Install it on your node project via NPM.
npm i --save lexed
This lexer can be used for both:
- Splitting string into an array of multiple sentences.
- Splitting a string into arrays of sentences and further into arrays of tokens
const Lexed = Lexed;// or ES6 imports;const result = 'Sentence one. Sentence two! sentence 3? sentence "four." Sentence Five. Microsoft Co. released windows 10';console;// would give the following array:'Sentence one.''Sentence two!''sentence 3?''sentence "four."''Sentence Five.''Microsoft Co. released windows 10';
Sentence and token level
const Lexed = Lexed;// or ES6 imports;const result = 'Microsoft Co. released windows 10'tokens;console;// would give the following object:'Microsoft''Co.''released''windows''10';
Currently there's not much to extend in the lexer. Except the abbreviations list.
The abbreviations list is used to detect dots
. that are not really a full stop for a sentence.
For example the following sentence:
Mr. Andrews went to the office, if
Mr isn't registered as an abbreviation, then it the string would be considered two sentences:
Andrews went to the office
Which is obviously inaccurate. However, since
Mr. is actually registered as an abbreviation, then we'll get one sentence:
Mr. Andrews went to the office.
Now if you want to extend the abbreviations list you should import the abbreviations from Lexed library and add/remove values as you wish.
const abbreviations = abbreviations;// or ES6 imports;// push new abbreviationabbreviations; // french for madam
- Mocha (testing framework) installed globally
- TypeScript (language compiler) installed globally
- ts-node (typescript) runtime installed globally
- Clone the repository:
git clone https://github.com/alexcorvi/lexed.git
- Install dependencies:
cd lexed && npm install
- Test penn-treebank compliance:
npm run penn
- Test the library:
npm run test
- Build the library:
npm run build
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