nlcst-normalize

nlcst utility to normalize a word for easier comparison

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nlcst utility to normalize a word for easier comparison.

Contents

*   [`normalize(value[, options])`](#normalizevalue-options)
*   [`Options`](#options)

What is this?

This utility serializes a node and cleans it.

When should I use this?

This package is a tiny utility that helps when comparing natural language to word lists.

Install

This package is ESM onlyesm. In Node.js (version 14.14+ and 16.0+), install with npm:
npm install nlcst-normalize

In Deno with esm.shesmsh:
import {normalize} from 'https://esm.sh/nlcst-normalize@3'

In browsers with esm.shesmsh:
<script type="module">
  import {normalize} from 'https://esm.sh/nlcst-normalize@3?bundle'
</script>

Use

import {normalize} from 'nlcst-normalize'

normalize("Don't") // => 'dont'
normalize('Don’t') // => 'dont'
normalize('Don’t', {allowApostrophes: true}) // => 'don\'t'
normalize('Block-level') // => 'blocklevel'
normalize('Block-level', {allowDashes: true}) // => 'block-level'

normalize({
  type: 'WordNode',
  children: [
    {type: 'TextNode', value: 'Block'},
    {type: 'PunctuationNode', value: '-'},
    {type: 'TextNode', value: 'level'}
  ]
}) // => 'blocklevel'

API

This package exports the identifier normalizenormalize. There is no default export.

normalize(value[, options])

Normalize a word for easier comparison.
Always normalizes smart apostrophes () to straight apostrophes (') and lowercases alphabetical characters ([A-Z]).
Parameters
  • value (string, Nodenode, or Array<Node>)
— word
— configuration
Returns
Normalized word (string).

Options

Configuration (TypeScript type).
Fields
allowApostrophes
Do not strip apostrophes (') (boolean, default: false).
The default is to remove apostrophes.
allowDashes
Do not strip hyphens (-) (boolean, default: false).
The default is to remove the hyphen-minus character.

Types

This package is fully typed with TypeScript. It exports the additional types Optionsoptions.

Compatibility

Projects maintained by the unified collective are compatible with all maintained versions of Node.js. As of now, that is Node.js 14.14+ and 16.0+. Our projects sometimes work with older versions, but this is not guaranteed.

Related

— check whether a node is meant literally
— search for patterns

Contribute

See contributing.mdcontributing in syntax-tree/.githubhealth for ways to get started. See support.mdsupport for ways to get help.
This project has a code of conductcoc. By interacting with this repository, organization, or community you agree to abide by its terms.

License

MITlicense © Titus Wormerauthor