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TV_EXTRACTINFO_EN(1)  User Contributed Perl Documentation TV_EXTRACTINFO_EN(1)

NAME
       tv_extractinfo_en - read	English-language listings and extract info
       from programme descriptions.

SYNOPSIS
       tv_extractinfo_en [--help] [--output FILE] [FILE...]

DESCRIPTION
       Read XMLTV data and attempt to extract information from English-
       language	programme descriptions,	putting	it into	machine-readable form.
       For example the human-readable text '(repeat)' in a programme
       description might be replaced by	the XML	element	<previously-shown>.

       --output	FILE write to FILE rather than standard	output

       This tool also attempts to split	multipart programmes into their
       constituents, by	looking	for a description that seems to	contain	lots
       of times	and titles.  But this depends on the description following one
       particular style	and is useful only for some listings sources
       (Ananova).

       If some text is marked with the 'lang' attribute	as being some language
       other than English ('en'), it is	ignored.

SEE ALSO
       xmltv(5).

AUTHOR
       Ed Avis,	ed@membled.com

BUGS
       Trying to parse human-readable text is always error-prone, more so with
       the simple regexp-based approach	used here.  But	because	TV listing
       descriptions usually conform to one of a	few set	styles,
       tv_extractinfo_en does reasonably well.	It is fairly conservative,
       trying to avoid false positives (extracting 'information' which isn't
       really there) even though this means some false negatives (failing to
       extract information and leaving it in the human-readable	text).

       However,	the leftover bits of text after	extracting information may not
       form a meaningful English sentence, or the punctuation may be wrong.

       On the two listings sources currently supported by the XMLTV package,
       this program does a reasonably good job.	 But it	has not	been tested
       with every source of anglophone TV listings.

perl v5.32.0			  2020-08-27		  TV_EXTRACTINFO_EN(1)

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