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Input

Output

  • stich []

Enpoint

https://hub.xpub.nl/soupboat/si16/api/stich/

Try it



Stitch

Stitch receives as input a text as a string type, and replaces all the occurrences of a target word, with a character or a word that is repeated as many times as the length of the target.

from nltk.tokenize import word_tokenize
# text, target, and replacement are string types
def stich(text, target, replacement):
    target = target.lower()
    txt = word_tokenize(text)
    new = []

    for w in txt:
        if w == target:
            w = len(w)*replacement
            new = new + [w]
        elif w == target[0].upper() + target[1:]:
            w = len(w)*replacement
            new = new + [w]
        elif w== target.upper():
            w = len(w)*replacement 
            new = new + [w]
        else:
            new = new + [w]
    text = ' '.join(new)
    final= text.replace(' .','.').replace(' ,',',').replace(' :',':').replace(' ;',';').replace('< ','<').replace(' >','>').replace(' / ','/').replace('& ','&')
    return final

This function in itself could be understood as a filter to process and alter texts. By targeting specific words and stitching them, with a character or a word that is repeated as many times as the length of the target , the user of the tool can intervene inside a text. One could break down the meaning of a text or create new narrative meanings by exposing its structure, taking out or highlighting specific and meaningful words and detaching such text from its original context. This tool offers a broad spectrum of possibilities in which it can be used, from a very political and subversive use, to a more playful and poetic one.

Examples

stich("life is life","life"," ")
'     is     '
stich("life is life","life","*")
'**** is ****'