Matchtext for multiple words

Dick Kriesel dick.kriesel at mail.com
Wed Nov 29 19:00:17 EST 2006


On 11/29/06 1:39 PM, "J. Landman Gay" <jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:

> I need a matchtext/regex that will tell me if all supplied words exist
> in a block of text, regardless of their order, and ignoring carriage
> returns.
> 
> For example, see if all these words:  dog dinosaur cat
> 
> exist in this text:
> 
> "The purple dinosaur inadvertently stepped on the cat.<cr>
> The white dog howled."
> 
> Should return true. Is there such a thing?

Since Rev says "cat" and "cat." are different words, punctuation poses a
problem.  Here's an approach that's simple and fast but depends on the
programmer to include a replace statement for each punctuation mark.

-- Dick

on mouseUp
  put ""
  put "The purple dinosaur inadvertently stepped on the cat." & cr \
    & "The white dog howled." into tText
  put "dog dinosaur cat" into tWords
  putLines textContainsAllWords(tText,tWords)
end mouseUp

function textContainsAllWords tText,pWords
  replace "." with space in tText
  replace "," with space in tText
  repeat for each word tWord in tText
    put 1 into tArray[tWord]
  end repeat
  repeat for each word tWord in pWords
    if tArray[tWord] is empty then return "false"
  end repeat
  return "true"
end textContainsAllWords





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