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NAME ^

Text::Identify::BoilerPlate - Remove repeated text

VERSION ^

Version 0.3.1

SYNOPSIS ^

Finds boilerplate text (lines that are repeated across documents) in a list of plain text files.

    use Text::Identify::BoilerPlate;

    my @files = ('file1', 'file2', 'file3');
    rem_boilerplate(\@files, { min_dupl => 4, ignore_digits => 0 });

New files are written, containing everything but the boilerplate text.

FUNCTIONS ^

rem_boilerplate()

rem_boilerplate() takes two arguments: A reference to a list of files to be processed, and a reference to a hash of options.

The options are:

min_dupl

The minimum number of thimes a line has to occur to be considered boilerplate (default: 3). Can be either an integer or a percentage ('50%') of the number of files processed. Minimum value: 2.

ignore_digits

Lines only seperated by differences in digits will be considered duplicates (default: yes).

suffix

Added to the new files (default: 'content').

only_headers_and_footers

Only sets consecutive lines of duplicates at the start and end of documents are considered boilerplate (default: yes).

digest

Lines will be replaced by a MD5 digest during duplicate compilation, saving memory (default: no).

log

Nname of the log file, where deleted lines are recorded; if set to false, no log will be created (default: './text-identify-boilerplate.log').

AUTHOR ^

Lars Nygaard, <lars.nygaard@inl.uio.no>

BUGS ^

The program needs extensive testing and tweaking before the simple algorithm can give consistently high-quality results.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-text-identify-boilerplate@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Text-Identify-BoilerPlate. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright 2005 Lars Nygaard, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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