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NAME ^

Text::Cloze - Perform Cloze procedure on some text

VERSION ^

This document describes Text::Cloze version 0.0.1

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Text::Cloze;

    my $cloze = Text::Cloze->new(
        sentence => 1,      # don't worry about the first and last sentence
        word => 7,          # remove every 7th word
        max => 20,          # max number of words to remove
        regex => '\\S+',    # define what a word consists of
        hint => 'count',    # can also be 'blank' or 'scramble'
    );
    my $teacher_copy = $text;
    my $student_copy = $cloze->( $text );

    print "Cloze Activity:", "\n" x 2;
    print $text;

DESCRIPTION ^

The Cloze procedure has been researched over the past 50 years after having been described by W.L. Taylor in 1953. It was initially used to determine the readability level of a passage, but since then it has been also used to identify plagiarism and to help with student assessment. Wikipedia provides a brief description in its "Cloze Test" article.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS ^

new

Returns a subroutine with the given configuration options set. The configuration options are as follows:

hint

The types of hint to provide. If set to 'blank', then 15 underscores will replace the deleted word. If set to 'count', then it's like 'blank' but has the number of letters in the word in parentheses after the underscores. If set to 'scramble', then it's like blank but the letters of the word will be given in brackets afterwords, shuffled using List::Util. They can also be combined: 'blank count' will produce "_______________(5)"; 'blank scramble' will produce "_______________[almbes]". Defaults to 'blank'.

max

The maximum number of words to remove from the given text. If set to 0, then there is no maximum. Defaults to 0.

regex

Give a regex that determines what qualifies as a word. Defaults to \\S+.

sentence

Given N, it's the short form of start = N, stop => N>.

start

Which sentence to start removing words in, 0-indexed. Defaults to 1.

stop

Which sentence to stop removing words in, 0-indexed from the last sentence. In order to not remove words from the last sentence, pass in sentence_stop = 1>. Defaults to 1.

word

Removes every nth word, given n. Defaults to 4.

change

Given a text string, start and stop configuration options, returns an array consisting of the portion before the text to be clozed, the portion to be clozed, and the portion after the text to be clozed, in that order. start and stop options determine which part of the text is to be clozed.

replace

Given a word and the value of the hint option, returns the proper substitute for the word. (See #new)

sentences_from

Given a text string, returns an array of the sentences contained in string, using a regular expression.

DIAGNOSTICS ^

None.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

Text::Cloze requires no configuration files or environment variables.

DEPENDENCIES ^

Test::use::ok List::Util

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-text-cloze@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR ^

David Romano <unobe@cpan.org>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2007, David Romano <unobe@cpan.org>. All rights reserved.

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

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENSE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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