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Software related to processing text in any way, e.g. formatting, filtering, searching and replacing, etc.

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Software/web service that can extract quoted text and attributions from fiction

I have need of a tool that can read through a (potentially long) work of fiction (e.g. short story, novel, etc) and find instances where a character speaks and provide as output the name of the ...
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CPU-based LLM for Markdown editor

I'd like to integrate an LLM into my free, open-source, cross-platform desktop Markdown editor. In particular, bundle the LLM into the editor's ancillary podman container (that's used for typesetting)....
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Math accessibility for math kids on Android via Gboard (or other comfortable math keyboard) via plugins and software engineering

I tried posting this on the TeX - LaTeX stack exchange, but couldn't because I kept getting an error (I couldn't identify the error). I am looking for a predictive system I want to use on Android to ...
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Blur pdf document

I am looking for a tool to blur a pdf document like below; so far I found only online and offline tools to black out text (e.g. Adobe, smallpdf, redactpdf, pdffiller etc.).
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Unblur pdf document

I've a pdf document and some pages are blurred (see figure below please). I tried to unblur it by using ScanWritr and AvePDF, but without any success. Could you suggest me a tool to do that please?
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Dictation: computer speaks, learner writes

I am wondering whether there is any software on the Android Google Play store that does the following: Text is read out The software waits for the text that is read out to be written at the keyboard....
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Is there a (command line) tool to calculate percentage change between two files of the same format full of numbers?

Is there a (command line) tool to calculate percentage change between two files of the same format full of numbers? Example: File A: 100 100 File B: 150 70 Invocation: $ calc_perc_change A B +50% -...
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Overwrite handwriting on Android (input to word processor, math-aware)

I am trying to save some trees. In order to do this, I would like to develop a system for true handwriting that can be used on Android. In order to do this, this would have to be an overwrite ...
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Text classification: Elastic or Apache Spark?

I would like to train a model of text classification to analyze municipal council resolutions of cities. A resolution usually spoke about: housing, sanitation, local public transportation... Each ...
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Extracting font from a handwritten pdf file

I'm wondering if it's possible to extract (create actually) the font from a handwritten pdf file. Online I found only methods to create a font starting from my own handwriting. There are projects like ...
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Looking for tools to summarize or quiz from large PDF/text files

Claude AI chatbot provides the ability to summarize PDF/texts. But it still has a limit, usually if one wants to create a summary of a book the pdf/text file has a lot of words exceeding the limit ...
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OCR extraction from scans

I really need your help! I have been tasked by my university to digitise a whole bunch of historical data. These are old scans from books and my task would be to copy the data by hand. Since this task ...
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open source textual preprocessor recommendation (GPL compatible)

I am seeking for some open source (GPLv3+ friendly and compatible) textual preprocessor for Linux (for the RefPerSys inference engine project) The need is to generate an input to GNU bison. FYI, GNU ...
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Analysing the meter used in poetry

I'm looking for a tool which can take a poem, presumbably in the form of a text file, and annotate it with useful information related to the meter used in the poem, such as Number of lines in each ...
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Software type for processing an author's works

I look for a category of software, not concrete software packages. Of course if you name some, that wouldn't hurt. I am to process the works of an author. In the past century this was called writing ...
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Does a tool exist that allows one to comb through the ai literature?

Does a tool exists, and I am specifically thinking of something LLM-based, that allow to ask such things as for example : “make me a timeline of the major papers in the field of object detection”, “...
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grep tool that colorizes matches and (C) code comments?

This is somewhat similar to the question in https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/33131/how-to-grep-on-source-code-without-catching-comments - however, what I actually want, is this: provided a C ...
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Frontend to AI system (LLM) plugin for transforming longer text chunks to simple modern language

How to translate/rephrase a verse epic in unreadable language (with bad typesetting) to modern spoken languages? I intend to purchase an ebook of the Iliad by Homer. This is a translation from ancient ...
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Template engine / tool that can template out whole directory trees

What I'm looking for I'm looking for a text templating engine (think e.g. Jinja2, Mako, or Liquid) or a higher-level library/tool making use of such an engine that supports templating on the level of ...
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Tool to keep duplicate information in source code repository consistent

Sometimes it can't be avoided to duplicate information in a source code repository: E.g. parts of the README file will often be duplicated in the full documentation, the current version will often be ...
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Is there software to change 'е' to 'ё' in Russian text?

Can anyone tell me if there is a downloadable software program that will change 'е' to 'ё' when appropriate for beginning readers? I found one called Орфо but the links were either outdated or didn't ...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

I'm looking for a gratis text editor for Linux that supports column manipulations/selection like the Notepad++ text editor for Windows allows. Specifically, I want to be able to: Quickly and easily ...
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Generative AI detector for text (tells whether a text was written by a human or not)

I want to quickly tell whether a text was written by a human or by an AI (such as ChatGPT, GPT, LaMDA, BART, etc). Ideally something that can be used online without installing anything, just with a ...
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What platform can I use to perform a machine-learning-based string matching process with a human-in-the-loop (HIL) aspect using python?

I am looking for a commendation on a hosted machine-learning process that provides an easy human-in-the-loop solution. Our primary goal is to match strings from transactional data against our SSOT (...
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Word separation sensitive text replacement CLI tool

I am looking for a Linux command-line utility that can do text replacement (think sed or sd) and is able to automatically extend your search-and-replace pattern to strings that have different word ...
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Google Drive Tool That Can Update The indexableText attribute Of Files

TLDR: Google Drive does not index markdown files or mime type text/markdown by default. But Google Drive provides a method to index files with mime types that are not indexed by default by updating ...
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Editor for all sorts of (Text) Files

The IT world is full of text files, for configuring things for defining things or for authoring text. Since many years I've been searching a tool that can edit text files that have a user defined ...
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GUI for source code documenting system, that can resolve references to comments in dual pane window?

I often have this problem, coding in C or Python: I start writing an expression, and it starts with a simple line comment, so far so good; say: // initiate sending to hardware: hardware_send_init(&...
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an AI text completer similar to tabnine

I am looking for an AI text completion extension for the browser that would display the next sentence like TabNine.
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App to copy text from youtube video and paste into a terminal

On a Linux machine, I watch many youtube videos associated with programming/coding. I would like to try out the code that is being presented in the youtube video. A useful app for me would be to be ...
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Find duplicated or similar sentences from text in English

I would like a tool that takes input text and returns which sentences are duplicates and very similar (e.g., by informational distance as in Levenshtein distance). For example, if two sentences ...
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Transform text into gibberish while maintains the "look" of the original text

I have some text. I want to generate gibberish instead of this text, but I want the gibberish to look the same, in the sense of being sequence of words of more-or-less the same lengths as the original ...
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R library for matching similar names

I'm trying to join datasets with names that partially match, ex. "John Smith" vs. "Jonathan Q. Smith". I'm familiar with the fuzzy joins package and am wondering if there are other ...
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Software to find & count duplicate strings in a text file

I am seeking recommendations for a Windows tool to find and count duplicate lines in a text file containing 500,000-999,999 lines. The tool can be a CLI or GUI. If the duplicate lines are consecutive ...
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Regular expression search for multiple files with summary for Regex groups

I have a lot of files to search (17000+). I would like to search the file content using a regular expression. Unlike all programs that I know until now, I don't want to get a list of files (there will ...
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R packages for text mining - beginner level

I am looking for a simple to use R package that will allow me to: Analysis a chunk of text data for frequency Easily allow me to exclude common terms e.g. "and" "yes" Allow for ...
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Is there something that can automatically align the equals sign (=) characters in text files?

We need to align the = character in our terraform files against the longest variable name. Is there any tool that can do this automatically? For example thomas = "train" harrypotter = "...
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Windows CLI tool to remove a specified line from a section within an `ini` file

Please recommend a gratis Windows CLI tool that allows one to remove a specified line from a section within an ini file. For example, let's say you have the following ini file: [settings] height=100 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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