Return a Vector of Each Word Found Before the End of a Sentence

April 6, 2017
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This little function returns the vector of each word found before the end of a sentence. I ended up writing this for a pet project to help with the babble function within the ngrams R package.

It can be used to find the best spot to terminate sentences from the resulting babbles and adjusted to fit your needs.

stops <- data.frame(table(termination_words))
stops <- stops[which(stops$Freq>10),]

The stringr package also has similar functionality, str_extract to work the way I wanted. Probably just me though.

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