Data Stripping Code
Does anyone have some code (or know of proprietry software) that can take information (in this case a CV) and strip out the date of birth and surname, given the fact that most CV's are in different formats.
If not - could you point me in the right direction ? I'm fairly sure that if there was some C code that was similar, I could tweak it specifically to this task.
What's a CV?
Anyway, sound's like common string manipulation, for which a bajillion lines of code has been written. How much of it on 'CV's, I dunno. It has been my experience that it will be just as easy to write the code yourself, than to jerry rig some other code.
From your requirements, these jobbers contain birthdate and surname info. These jobbers come in different formats.
From this, I'm thinking function/subroutine/method/class that one passes in a jobber and output is birthdate, surname. Now the f/s/m/c will need to know the format of the jobber. This will need to be provided (passed in) or determined by the f/s/m/c. This may or may not be easy, depending on the number of formats and well the formats themselves. Once the format is known, the code to parse the birthdate and surname, should be trivial.
blah,blah,blah,blah. So this really is an issue with how many formats need to be supported. What if new formats are created? Kinda like date format parsing (m/d/y, mm/dd/yy, mm/dd/yyyy, yyyy/mm/dd, yy/mm/dd, etc...).
Thanks for the reply.
To answer your question CV = Curriculum Vitae (resume).
I work for recruitment company and wnated to investigate automating the poulation of our database fields by stripping information.
Thanks for advice
Parsing info, been there, done that.
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