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Batch Processing Text Files
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  • Posted: Mon, Apr 05, 2010
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I am looking for a PHP script that batch processes text articles. It should clean them up, then turn them into two CSV files per input article.

Here is how I would like it to work:

1. The interface has an upload field where I can upload multiple .txt file from my computer. (The same way gmail does it - one upload field, but you can add multiple files from the same dialog.)
2. Some articles contain non-standard characters like fancy quotes. What I want to do is have a settings file in the script directory that lists the problem characters and their replacements, then goes through each text article file, finding and replacing the characters. The settings file needs to be easily editable by me so that I can add additional find and replace rules as I identify additional characters that are causing problems.
3. The CSV files will have the column headings: title, sentence, para, number.
4. Copy the title from the input article and put it in the first column, "title". This will be the s...

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