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Keyword Parser API?
Need solution to extract words from a text string with no spaces.

 2:42 am on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

I reviewed all of the categories and couldn't find a really good match for this question. So I admit this may not be posted in the best forum.

I need to extract words from a text string that has no commas or spaces in it. For example, I need to turn buybluewidgets into "buy blue widgets". I assumed that I could find an API that could do this but I have found very few options.

So my question is do you know of an API that can provide this function? Or is the reason I'm finding so few options is because using a dictionary API or database is the best solution? I need to parse 300K to 500K text strings daily so I have concerns with API call limits.

If I should post this question in another, please let me know. Thank you for your time.



 4:26 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

If you have a dictionary (or collection of keywords) in place and there are no spelling mistakes with the text strings entered, it should be fairly simple. Queries to a dictionary should have virtually no latency.

I don't know of a ready API though other than the suggestions by SEs which usually fail when spelling problems occur.


 7:06 pm on Oct 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks. I think my next step is to look for comprehensive dictionaries I can get in a database format.

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