tm (version 0.6-2)

tokenizer: Tokenizers

Description

Tokenize a document or character vector.

Usage

MC_tokenizer(x) scan_tokenizer(x)

Arguments

x
A character vector, or an object that can be coerced to character by as.character.

Value

A character vector consisting of tokens obtained by tokenization of x.

Details

The quality and correctness of a tokenization algorithm highly depends on the context and application scenario. Relevant factors are the language of the underlying text and the notions of whitespace (which can vary with the used encoding and the language) and punctuation marks. Consequently, for superior results you probably need a custom tokenization function.

scan_tokenizer
Relies on scan(..., what = "character").

MC_tokenizer
Implements the functionality of the tokenizer in the MC toolkit (http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/dml/software/mc/).

See Also

getTokenizers to list tokenizers provided by package tm.

Regexp_Tokenizer for tokenizers using regular expressions provided by package NLP.

tokenize for a simple regular expression based tokenizer provided by package tau.

Examples

data("crude")
MC_tokenizer(crude[[1]])
scan_tokenizer(crude[[1]])
strsplit_space_tokenizer <- function(x)
    unlist(strsplit(as.character(x), "[[:space:]]+"))
strsplit_space_tokenizer(crude[[1]])