Sentence Splitting

Description

sentSplit - Splits turns of talk into individual sentences (provided proper punctuation is used). This procedure is usually done as part of the data read in and cleaning process.

sentCombine - Combines sentences by the same grouping variable together.

TOT - Convert the tot column from sentSplit to turn of talk index (no sub sentence). Generally, for internal use.

sent_detect - Detect and split sentences on endmark boundaries.

sent_detect_nlp - Detect and split sentences on endmark boundaries using openNLP & NLP utilities which matches the onld version of the openNLP package's now removed sentDetect function.

Usage

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sentSplit(dataframe, text.var, rm.var = NULL, endmarks = c("?", ".", "!",
  "|"), incomplete.sub = TRUE, rm.bracket = TRUE, stem.col = FALSE,
  text.place = "right", verbose = is.global(2), ...)

sentCombine(text.var, grouping.var = NULL, as.list = FALSE)

TOT(tot)

sent_detect(text.var, endmarks = c("?", ".", "!", "|"),
  incomplete.sub = TRUE, rm.bracket = TRUE, ...)

sent_detect_nlp(text.var, ...)

Arguments

dataframe

A dataframe that contains the person and text variable.

text.var

The text variable.

rm.var

An optional character vector of 1 or 2 naming the variables that are repeated measures (This will restart the "tot" column).

endmarks

A character vector of endmarks to split turns of talk into sentences.

incomplete.sub

logical. If TRUE detects incomplete sentences and replaces with "|".

rm.bracket

logical. If TRUE removes brackets from the text.

stem.col

logical. If TRUE stems the text as a new column.

text.place

A character string giving placement location of the text column. This must be one of the strings "original", "right" or "left".

verbose

logical. If TRUE select diagnostics from check_text are reported.

grouping.var

The grouping variables. Default NULL generates one word list for all text. Also takes a single grouping variable or a list of 1 or more grouping variables.

as.list

logical. If TRUE returns the output as a list. If FALSE the output is returned as a dataframe.

tot

A tot column from a sentSplit output.

...

Additional options passed to stem2df.

Value

sentSplit - returns a dataframe with turn of talk broken apart into sentences. Optionally a stemmed version of the text variable may be returned as well.

sentCombine - returns a list of vectors with the continuous sentences by grouping.var pasted together. returned as well.

TOT - returns a numeric vector of the turns of talk without sentence sub indexing (e.g. 3.2 become 3).

sent_detect - returns a character vector of sentences split on endmark.

sent_detect - returns a character vector of sentences split on endmark.

Warning

sentSplit requires the dialogue (text) column to be cleaned in a particular way. The data should contain qdap punctuation marks (c("?", ".", "!", "|")) at the end of each sentence. Additionally, extraneous punctuation such as abbreviations should be removed (see replace_abbreviation). Trailing sentences such as I thought I... will be treated as incomplete and marked with "|" to denote an incomplete/trailing sentence.

Suggestion

It is recommended that the user runs check_text on the output of sentSplit's text column.

Author(s)

Dason Kurkiewicz and Tyler Rinker <tyler.rinker@gmail.com>.

See Also

bracketX, incomplete_replace, stem2df , TOT

Examples

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## Not run: 
## `sentSplit` EXAMPLE:
(out <- sentSplit(DATA, "state"))
out %&% check_text()  ## check output text
sentSplit(DATA, "state", stem.col = TRUE)
sentSplit(DATA, "state", text.place = "left")
sentSplit(DATA, "state", text.place = "original")
sentSplit(raj, "dialogue")[1:20, ]

## plotting
plot(out)
plot(out, grouping.var = "person")

out2 <- sentSplit(DATA2, "state", rm.var = c("class", "day"))
plot(out2)
plot(out2, grouping.var = "person")
plot(out2, grouping.var = "person", rm.var = "day")
plot(out2, grouping.var = "person", rm.var = c("day", "class"))

## `sentCombine` EXAMPLE:
dat <- sentSplit(DATA, "state") 
sentCombine(dat$state, dat$person)
truncdf(sentCombine(dat$state, dat$sex), 50)

## `TOT` EXAMPLE:
dat <- sentSplit(DATA, "state") 
TOT(dat$tot)

## `sent_detect`
sent_detect(DATA$state)

## NLP based sentence splitting 
sent_detect_nlp(DATA$state)

## End(Not run)

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