3

Regex to identify a full-stop as a sentence delimiter

view full story
linux-howto

http://www.unix.com – Hello, Splitting a sentence using the full-stop/question-mark/exclamation is a common device. Whereas the question-mark / exclamation do not pose too much of a problem; the full-stop as a sentence delimiter raises certain issues because of its varied use: Quote: The temperature was 32.8 degrees Celsius. (Temperature) His B.Sc. degree was deemed insufficient. (Acronym) He owed the bank USD 4000.50 which he had not paid back. (Currency) On 27.07.2004 a major earthquake occurred. (Date) It was 17.05 by the clock. (Time) just to name a few. (HowTos)