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Parsing Character-Separated Data with a Regular Expression

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This section illustrates you how to split String data (separated by "," or "and/or"). These words are shown in a new line without the word or characters which is used for separation the word of the sentences through the given regular expression of the fol

Parsing Character-Separated Data with a Regular Expression

     

This section illustrates you how to split String data (separated by "," or "and/or"). These words are shown in a new line without the word or characters which is used for separation the word of the sentences through the given regular expression of the following program.

Program Result:

This program takes a complete string or text with the many separation of words and detects every comma, and|or separation from the given sentences. It besides all word or the collection of words from where the comma or and|or separation is used. The complete separate word is shown in a new line.

Code Description:

String[] str = string.split("[, ]+(and|or)*[ ]"):
Above code splits the value of String type variable string with the ","(comma), " ", "and" or "or" separators and store it into a String array str which value is shown by the following program one-by-one.

Here is the code of the program:

import java.util.regex.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ParseSeparatedData{
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows IOException{
  BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
  System.out.print("Enter string for finding separated data: ");
  String string = in.readLine();
  String[] str = string.split("[, ]+(and|or)*[ ]");
  for (int i = 0; i < str.length; i++){
  System.out.println(str[i]);
  }
  }
}

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Posted on: February 22, 2008

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