Applications of Regular Expressions

Applications of regular expressions

Regular expressions are widely used in different disciplines. These include information technology, biology, linguistics, and the social sciences.

Text processing is an essential part of programming. At the bare minimum, every program must read input from some source, often a file or stream, and convert it into useful data. This conversion step often involves parsing text strings to identify their contents, so that we can use them for further computation.

We can use regular expressions to perform the following operations on textual data:

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