May 03, 2004

Andre Molnar Categorization System

A while back I was working on some regular expressions.

I was using the built in PHP regex - and now I've moved on to more complex Perl Compatible regex.

Its all the same - but it has some more powerful syntax. I decided to parse a document that contained a list of categories and corresponding numbers and plop the information into a file.

Now I have to decide what I am going to do with this list of categories. Part of the problem is that the list is incomplete. It has roughly 1280 categories - Its a good start - but I don't have the knowledge to expand it properly on my own. (Technical knowledge yes - but not the knowledge of the rules that could make my scheme compatible with others out there).

But I have found a great resource here

Once I have the rules I can build a utility to manage the categories so that they can be expanded properly.

Long story short - now I have the primary building block for my categorization scheme. Yippy.


Posted by andre at May 3, 2004 04:21 AM