stri_split_boundaries: Split a String at Text Boundaries

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/search_split_bound.R

Description

This function locates text boundaries (like character, word, line, or sentence boundaries) and splits strings at the indicated positions.

Usage

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stri_split_boundaries(
  str,
  n = -1L,
  tokens_only = FALSE,
  simplify = FALSE,
  ...,
  opts_brkiter = NULL
)

Arguments

str

character vector or an object coercible to

n

integer vector, maximal number of strings to return

tokens_only

single logical value; may affect the result if n is positive, see Details

simplify

single logical value; if TRUE or NA, then a character matrix is returned; otherwise (the default), a list of character vectors is given, see Value

...

additional settings for opts_brkiter

opts_brkiter

a named list with ICU BreakIterator's settings, see stri_opts_brkiter; NULL for the default break iterator, i.e., line_break

Details

Vectorized over str and n.

If n is negative (the default), then all text pieces are extracted.

Otherwise, if tokens_only is FALSE (which is the default), then n-1 tokens are extracted (if possible) and the n-th string gives the (non-split) remainder (see Examples). On the other hand, if tokens_only is TRUE, then only full tokens (up to n pieces) are extracted.

For more information on text boundary analysis performed by ICU's BreakIterator, see stringi-search-boundaries.

Value

If simplify=FALSE (the default), then the functions return a list of character vectors.

Otherwise, stri_list2matrix with byrow=TRUE and n_min=n arguments is called on the resulting object. In such a case, a character matrix with length(str) rows is returned. Note that stri_list2matrix's fill argument is set to an empty string and NA, for simplify equal to TRUE and NA, respectively.

Author(s)

Marek Gagolewski and other contributors

See Also

The official online manual of stringi at https://stringi.gagolewski.com/

Other search_split: about_search, stri_split_lines(), stri_split()

Other locale_sensitive: %s<%(), about_locale, about_search_boundaries, about_search_coll, stri_compare(), stri_count_boundaries(), stri_duplicated(), stri_enc_detect2(), stri_extract_all_boundaries(), stri_locate_all_boundaries(), stri_opts_collator(), stri_order(), stri_rank(), stri_sort_key(), stri_sort(), stri_trans_tolower(), stri_unique(), stri_wrap()

Other text_boundaries: about_search_boundaries, about_search, stri_count_boundaries(), stri_extract_all_boundaries(), stri_locate_all_boundaries(), stri_opts_brkiter(), stri_split_lines(), stri_trans_tolower(), stri_wrap()

Examples

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test <- 'The\u00a0above-mentioned    features are very useful. ' %s+%
   'Spam, spam, eggs, bacon, and spam. 123 456 789'
stri_split_boundaries(test, type='line')
stri_split_boundaries(test, type='word')
stri_split_boundaries(test, type='word', skip_word_none=TRUE)
stri_split_boundaries(test, type='word', skip_word_none=TRUE, skip_word_letter=TRUE)
stri_split_boundaries(test, type='word', skip_word_none=TRUE, skip_word_number=TRUE)
stri_split_boundaries(test, type='sentence')
stri_split_boundaries(test, type='sentence', skip_sentence_sep=TRUE)
stri_split_boundaries(test, type='character')

# a filtered break iterator with the new ICU:
stri_split_boundaries('Mr. Jones and Mrs. Brown are very happy.
So am I, Prof. Smith.', type='sentence', locale='en_US@ss=standard') # ICU >= 56 only

stringi documentation built on May 17, 2021, 9:07 a.m.