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How to use cleantext.replace_punct() in Python

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What is the clean-text package?

clean-text is a third-party package used to pre-process text data to obtain a normalized text representation.

The package can be installed via pip. Check the following command to install the clean-text package.

pip install clean-text

The replace_punct() method

The replace_punct() method replaces the punctuation in the given text with the replacement string.

Syntax

replace_punct(text, replace_with=" ")

Parameters

  • text: The text data.
  • replace_with: The replacement string.

Return value

The method returns the text data after replacing the punctuation.

Example

import cleantext

string = "hello educative - 2-3-4 - hello edpresso!!"

new_string = cleantext.replace_punct(string, replace_with=" ")

print("Original String - '" + string + "'")
print("Modified String - '" + new_string + "'")

Explanation

  • Line 1: We import the cleantext package.
  • Line 3: We define a string with random punctuation.
  • Line 5: We replace the punctuation marks in the string with whitespace using the replace_punct() method.
  • Lines 7–8: We print the original and modified strings.

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