is among the words AND find words

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Dec 21 17:09:11 EST 2011


True enough, except that a comma *might* be there under normal circumstances, whereas I cannot think of an example where two words can be joined by a comma in normal English grammar. But again, it might not be english grammar we are trying to work with, so any function devised could not be so generalized so as to attempt to work with ANY text haphazardly strung together without consideration for grammatical structure. An SQL parser would have to be tuned for SQL, an English sentence parser accordingly etc. 

Bob


On Dec 21, 2011, at 1:59 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:

> Bob-
> 
> Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 12:54:46 PM, you wrote:
> 
>> I suppose it could be argued that everything would break down if
>> the text were "now,is,the,time,for,all,goo,men..." but at some point
>> we have to presume the absence of the absurd? to have 2 words split
>> by a comma is a problem with the data, not with the software. 
> 
> For that matter "Now is the time, for all good men" is also a problem
> with the data. That comma has no reason being there.
> 
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