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Subject:Re: Regular expressions in Word/WordPerfect? From:Mark Baker <mbaker -at- OMNIMARK -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 16 Nov 1998 16:51:32 -0500
Geoff Hart wrote
>A colleague needs to find an easy way to extract all proper nouns
>(mostly names) from a large manuscript that will eventually become a
>book. This seems to be a job tailor-made for Unix's grep, and I've
>recommended that she seek out a friendly Unix geek at her university.
Here is an OmniMark program that will output a list of all the capitalized
words in a document. Naturally it can't tell nouns from other parts of
speech. That would be a distinctly non-trivial task.
find (uc [letter or "-"]+) => capitalized-word