Solved

Perl script to check a website for profanity.

Posted on 2006-10-23
4
431 Views
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
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!!
0
Comment
Question by:verbal11
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 84

Expert Comment

by:ozo
ID: 17790738
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;
        }
}
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:verbal11
ID: 17790831
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?
0
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
ozo earned 500 total points
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}
              }
        }
}
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:rwj04
ID: 17793799
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.

0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the distant past (last year) I hacked together a little toy that would allow a couple of Manager types to query, preview, and extract data from a number of MongoDB instances, to their tool of choice: Excel (http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2007-08…
Checking the Alert Log in AWS RDS Oracle can be a pain through their user interface.  I made a script to download the Alert Log, look for errors, and email me the trace files.  In this article I'll describe what I did and share my script.
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
Six Sigma Control Plans

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question