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Word processing software or other text-based tool that can “find” text with complex formatting

Follow up to my question here, I'm looking for word processing software or other text-based tool that can "find" text with complex (ie. formats not applied to the entire string) formatting, ...
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Any solution for making dictionary-based multi text replacement for SAPI purposes

I am preparing texts to be spoken using TTS. I need to find all occurrences of incorrectly spoken word and "embed" / "overlay" / replace them with correct SAPI tags to force ...
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Text Cleaning Tool

The online text tools on this page does almost everything one may need to “clean” the text in various ways. But often I need to perform multiple of those cleanings (for example replace smart quotes ...
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OCRed text/subtitles common error correction utility

I'm looking for a utility which takes input files, or subtitle-format files, and checks them for common errors and artifacts of OCR'ing raster-image text. Examples: Occurrences of lowercase-l instead ...
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Online free API to compare similarity between PDF's

I'm looking for a free API to use to calculate the similarity between two or more texts saved in PDF format. I want to use it to check if two texts (PDF format) are similar enough to suspect a ...
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Free Windows text search and replace across multiple files and directories (binary, archives office and PDF too would be nice)

One text search & replace to rule them all We currently have 27 questions tagged text-search, and none of them really satisfy my requirements. So, let's try for the one all-encompassing text ...
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Adobe Acrobat does not support Arabic OCR

I tried to extract Arabic text from scanned PDF with Adobe Acrobat and saved as Microsoft Excel. But the resulting characters are just some blocks and line. Which software should I used to extract ...
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Looking for software / tool to shuffle alphabets / characters in text file

Looking for software / tool to shuffle alphabets / characters in text file, Requirements: use 1 password to shuffle and de-shuffle correct password will de-shuffle the text file into its original ...
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Script to change subject-verb agreement

Is there a script to change the subject-verb agreement of English texts? For example, if a sentence is "I understand", it will be changed to "He understands", or "Tom ...
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Using RegEx to automerge text files

I'm looking for a tool that will let me run a comparison on two files (A and B) and automatically copy changes from B to A if the text in B matches a regular expression. I've experimented with diff ...
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Semantic Role Labeling tool for German Text (preferably in Python)

For a research project, I would like to make use of a Semantic Role Labeling tool. It does not matter whether it is rule-based or learning-based, but it has to be (pre-trained and) ready to use, able ...
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Software to make handwritten text (in a Pdf file) darker

I'm wondering if there is a software to make the handwritten text in a Pdf darker; I searched a lot that software, but without any success. I found only Photoshop, but the problem is that I have to do ...
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want to convert OCR PDF to computer font

my pdf text is too blurry. so i want to convert it to computer font from scanned image.i already tried increassing quality by adobe/edit/preferences/page display. Any OS is acceptable, any price. As ...
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looking for python script to extract and reorganize tagged text

I am looking for a python script that will take a text file and extract and reorganize blocks of text in other files based on how those blocks are tagged. Before writing this myself (my coding is slow)...
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Any software recommendations for getting the metadata of a PDF?

I have 10,000 PDF files in my drive and I need to capture the following metadata. I tried using wordstat but I'm unable to capture the following: File Name File Type Asset Type Asset Title Product ...
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Markdown formatter that converts inline links to reference-style links

I would like to find a CLI utility that replaces the inline links of a markdown file to reference-style links, a la this example. On this website, I found a pandoc command that does something similar: ...
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OCR software/application that transforms hand-written code to digitally-written code

What I am looking for is a software/application that takes a source code written by hand on a piece of paper and converts it to digital code in a clean, tidy, and orderly fashion. I do not want just ...
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App or web-app to decode encoded strings (better than CyberChef's “magic”)

I often have strings that are encoded with unknown encoding methods that I need to decode. Note that these strings are not encrypted; they are simply encoded. I typically use CyberChef for these ...
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Self-hosted OCR

I am looking for self-hosted OCR software. Requirements: Optical character recognition on images Not just documents but also natural-scene-images Linux Support List item Examples: https://ocr.space/...
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Tool to sort the contents of a VCF file by individual vCards (contacts)

A VCF file contains multiple vCard (contact) structures. Please recommend a gratis tool for Windows or Android that will sort a VCF so that the output VCF has each vCard ordered alphabetically by its ...
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Find two text strings within N lines

I am looking for a gratis Windows program that can take a standard windows text file and search for occurrences of two user provided strings within N lines of each other, where N is user specified. ...
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Terminal-based text editor for Linux with few dependencies

I'm using an old(ish) SLES Linux machine on which there are some issues with vi which I won't go into. I want to use another text editor - but none is installed as part of the distribution, and I'm ...
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Editing text documents before feeding database

I hope this is the correct section for my question. I need to paste 30 text files (they all have the same format, like 30 characters for the first column, 15 for the second one, and so on) one under ...
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Batch Find/Replace within text file with savable/editable replace lists/presets

I am looking for software for Windows that provides a lot of functionality for Find/Replace batch operations on text files in folders. A key feature is the ability to create batch lists of find/...
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Visual scripting alternatives but for text ( text node editor )?

I want to create tech document for my friend, and want to provide some logic structure. Is there any Visual Scripting alternatives but for text editing? Something like visual pseudo-scritping. Where I ...
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Tool to script simple find & replace for a fixed set of text strings

On a Mac: Every month I collect lists of around 300-500 company names in Japanese that I need to translate into English. I tried scripting this with Applescript in Textwrangler, but this is hard to ...
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module or software to preprocess simple variable substitution for JSON files?

I'm taking my vscode theme settings and I'm breaking it out into a full fledged theme. Themes are in JSON format. I would also like to create a more unified color scheme. Let's say I tell my theme ...
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Doxygen for Protobuf files or similar tool with little modification to comment format?

I have been given a challenge for my first week at work as a graduate and I am stumped already, The company I work for uses google protobuf files - Grpc and I know extremely little about protobuf - ...
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Can I use Node.js for text analysis?

We have the transcript for millions of text files (range of a few terabytes). We want to make a statistic of what our users answered to a set of questions. We do not necessary look for natural ...
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File Data Processor

I have to process tons of text/html files. Im looking for a tool that helps me to create a graph with processing nodes in order to make transformations on this files. For instance: - A node loads the ...
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Free API for handwritten OCR (Optical Character Recognition)

I wanted to know if there are any free APIs available for text recognition from a handwritten document. I looked in Google Vision API, Microsoft Cognitive API but all of the above are paid. So is it ...
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Utility to create word list from a document

I need a utility that would parse a document (.odt or .txt), creating a list of words used therein, preferably ignoring the most common words (a, the, of, etc.). A bonus would be if it gave a count ...
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Library to answer the questions 'Are there any locations mentioned in a particular text? If so: which locations are mentioned?'

I need to answer those two questions: Are there any locations (in the sense of place: "capital of France", "South of Spain", "London", "New Zealand", etc. ) mentioned in a particular text? If so: ...
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Cheap or free convenient application for making subtitles?

I tried aegisub, but it was inconvenient: I can't control video playback with keyboard shortcuts and synchronization between subtitle sheet and video. It can be for any operating system (Windows, ...
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Web-based Grep app

I am looking for an application I can host at my house on one of my servers that allows me to grep large datasets. I have roughly 10-15 TB of txt files. I am currently using a GUI-based grep ...
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Software to search for duplicate lines within a text file

I have a text file containing 20K URL's. Within the file, 1-2 blank lines are present between many of the URL's. I need to find all duplicate URL's within the file and remove them. The order of ...
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Formatting large amounts of differently structured ascii text snippets into a uniform format

we need a software recommendation for the task of formatting large amounts of differently structured ascii text snippets into a uniform format that looks good in html. The text snippets can be plain ...
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Are the application for transcribing audio into subtitles?

There is such application as gTranscribe that allows you to play audio and type text into the text area below and it puts time stamp automatically at the and of each line. Are there something similar, ...
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Text/macro expansion program

I'm looking for a simple Windows program that lets me define some macro texts that are automatically expanded when I type. Just simply "replace this string with this string". E.g. -abc- expands to ...
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Software that can convert large amount of data to md5 hash

Currently I have a 2gb database with approximately 100 million lines and I want to convert every single line to md5 hash is there a program that can do it relatively quick.
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Preprocessor for Windows, good for generating HTML files

I need a template engine (preprocessor) for Windows that allows me to define my own (very simple) language. I need it for generating html files. It should be able to make macro substitutions but also ...
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Text classification using Python

I am doing a text classification related task in Python using NLP and SkLearn. I need to remove random words from my text. I know I can remove stop words and punctuation using nlp. But what I am ...
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How can I delete non-english words from text file?

I want to delete all words, which are not English, from the text file. I have done some research about the topic on google and have found a python tool which is named pyenchant for this task. I have ...
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XML libraries for java

Please succintly summarize the licensing and vendor implementations available for: XQuery JAXP XQJ specific to Java and where the libraries can be found for build files.
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Copy & paste texts omitting leading/trailing white spaces

Looking for utility/macro/plugin to paste texts from clipboard omitting leading/trailing white spaces. Couldn't find this feature in macros in PhraseExpress or utilities like PureText. Thanks.
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WWW: Many pages to one?

We have a documentation/help system in the form of 'a lot of www pages (one-topic-per-page)'. Is there any ready-to-go software/script able to change that docs to 'all-in-one-page' format?
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Utility to recursively process text file templates and fill in placeholders

I search for a tool that is / can: gratis free from dependencies (no scripting language interpreter needed, ...) preferably a single binary run on Linux, optionally Windows traverse a (sub)directory ...
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Looking for text list merge program

I'm looking for a program that can combine several lists. Must be Windows supported, completely free or freemium, has an interface and unicode supported. It should be able to add prefix, suffix and ...
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Headline Capitalization

Background Developers write JIRA tickets; developers do not style the ticket items consistently. We'd like to present the ticket summaries to clients, but with a consistent format. Problem We're ...
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Language detection at shell command

I need to detect the language of a huge amount of files, and I was wondering if there is some tool which I could use in a way similar to this, in linux command shell: langdetector filetodetect > ...