Joerg Tiedemann > uplug-main-0.3.7 > Uplug::IO::Any

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NAME ^

Uplug::IO::Any - libraries for handling various kinds of input/output

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Uplug::IO::Any;
 use Uplug::Data;

  %InSpec = (
    format      => 'text',
    file        => $input_filename,
    access_mode => 'read',
    encoding    => 'iso-8859-1' );

  %OutSpec = (
    format      => 'xml',
    file        => $output_filename,
    access_mode => 'overwrite',
    root        => 's' );


 $input  = new Uplug::IO::Any( \%InSpec )
 $output = new Uplug::IO::Any( \%OutSpec )

 $data=Uplug::Data->new();

 while ($input->read($data)){
    # do somwthing with the data
    $output->write($data);
 }

 $input->close;
 $output->close;

DESCRIPTION ^

This is a class factory for creating data streams of various kinds. Supported sub-classes are:

 Uplug::IO::Text ........... plain text
 Uplug::IO::XML ............ generic XML class

 Uplug::IO::XCESAlign ...... XCES-based sentence alignment
 Uplug::IO::MosesWordAlign . word alignment in Moses format
 Uplug::IO::PlugXML ........ parallel corpus format (used in the project PLUG)
 Uplug::IO::LWA ............ format used by the Linköping Word Aligner (PLUG)
 Uplug::IO::LiuAlign ....... Linköping's parallel corpus format (PLUG)

 Uplug::IO::DBM ............ databases using AnyDBM
 Uplug::IO::Tab ............ tab-separated data
 Uplug::IO::Storable ....... storable objects
 Uplug::IO::Collection ..... generic class to combine several input streams

Methods ^

Constructor

 $handler = new Uplug::IO::Any( \%spec, $format );

Create a new I/O handler according to the specifications of %spec and the optional format $format. If %spec includes the key stream name: Try to load the specifications of a named stream (see Uplug::Config for more information).

Accepted data formats:

 IO-class                    format parameter
 -----------------------------------------------
 Uplug::IO::Text ........... text
 Uplug::IO::XML ............ xml

 Uplug::IO::XCESAlign ...... align | xces
 Uplug::IO::MosesWordAlign . moses
 Uplug::IO::PlugXML ........ plug
 Uplug::IO::LWA ............ lwa
 Uplug::IO::LiuAlign ....... liu | koma

 Uplug::IO::DBM ............ dbm
 Uplug::IO::Tab ............ tab | uwa tab
 Uplug::IO::Storable ....... storable
 Uplug::IO::Collection ..... collection

If no format is given: Check file name extension:

 *.dbm ..................... Uplug::IO::DBM
 *.uwa ..................... Uplug::IO::Tab
 *.txt ..................... Uplug::IO::Text
 *.xml ..................... Uplug::IO::XML
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