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Perl script to check a website for profanity.

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I have a perl script that checks a list of URLs (pulled from a database) to see if the link is active or dead.

I would like to also like to have the script check the content of the webpage for that URL, for inappropriate content (profanity, words of hate, etc...).

First, is this possible?
Second, how can it be done?

I'm not a PERL programmer, but I understand enough to get by. So the more detail you can provide the better.

Thanks in advance!!
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Question by:verbal11
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by:ozo
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use Regexp::Common qw /profanity/;
use LWP::UserAgent;
my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
while( <> ){
        chomp;
        my $response = $ua->get($_);
        if( !$response->is_success ){
            warn "$_ ".$response->status_line;
            next;
        }else{
            $_ = $response->content;
            print "inappropriate $1\n" while /($RE{profanity}{contextual})/g;
        }
}
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by:verbal11
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Would you briefly break down for me what your script does?
Specifically:

... while /($RE{profanity}{contextual})/g;


Can I create a text file with a list of "banned" words that could be used in this script? How?
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ID: 17791150
use LWP::UserAgent;
open BANNED,"<bannedwords" or die $!;
my %banned;
chomp,$banned{lc $_}++ while <BANNED>;

my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
while( <> ){
        chomp;
        my $response = $ua->get($_);
        if( !$response->is_success ){
            warn "$_ ".$response->status_line;
            next;
        }else{
              for my $w ( $response->content =~ /(\w+)/g ){
                  print "inappropriate $w in $_\n" if $banned{$w}
              }
        }
}
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i can help you compile the BANNED list.

tell me when you're ready to start.    i'm looking for my George Carlin collection now.

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