# tm_map

From tm v0.6-2
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##### Transformations on Corpora

Interface to apply transformation functions (also denoted as mappings) to corpora.

##### Usage
"tm_map"(x, FUN, ...)
"tm_map"(x, FUN, ..., lazy = FALSE)
##### Arguments
x
A corpus.
FUN
a transformation function taking a text document as input and returning a text document. The function content_transformer can be used to create a wrapper to get and set the content of text documents.
...
arguments to FUN.
lazy
a logical. Lazy mappings are mappings which are delayed until the content is accessed. It is useful for large corpora if only few documents will be accessed. In such a case it avoids the computationally expensive application of the mapping to all elements in the corpus.
##### Value

A corpus with FUN applied to each document in x. In case of lazy mappings only internal flags are set. Access of individual documents triggers the execution of the corresponding transformation function.

##### Note

Lazy transformations change R's standard evaluation semantics.

getTransformations for available transformations.

##### Aliases
• tm_map
• tm_map.VCorpus
• tm_map.PCorpus
##### Examples
data("crude")
## Document access triggers the stemming function
## (i.e., all other documents are not stemmed yet)
tm_map(crude, stemDocument, lazy = TRUE)[[1]]
## Use wrapper to apply character processing function
tm_map(crude, content_transformer(tolower))
## Generate a custom transformation function which takes the heading as new content
id = meta(x, "id"),
language = meta(x, "language"))