transcripts_rename {act}R Documentation

Rename transcripts in a corpus

Description

Rename transcript objects in a corpus object. This function changes both the names of the transcripts in the list x@transcripts and in the @name slot of the transcript. The function ensures that each transcript object preserves a unique name.

Usage

transcripts_rename(
  x,
  newTranscriptNames = NULL,
  searchPatterns = NULL,
  searchReplacements = NULL,
  toUpperCase = FALSE,
  toLowerCase = FALSE,
  trim = FALSE,
  stopIfNotUnique = TRUE
)

Arguments

x

Corpus object

newTranscriptNames

Vector of character strings; new names for the transcripts. If left open, the current names in the corpus object will be taken as basis.

searchPatterns

Character string; Search pattern as regular expression applied to the names of the transcripts.

searchReplacements

Character string; String to replace the hits of the search.

toUpperCase

Logical; Convert transcript names all to upper case.

toLowerCase

Logical; Convert transcript names all to lower case.

trim

Logical; Remove leading and trailing spaces in names.

stopIfNotUnique

Logical; If TRUE the function will stop if replacement would lead to non-unique names; If FALSE names will be automatically changed to be unique.

Value

Corpus object

Examples

library(act)

# get current names 
old.names <- names(examplecorpus@transcripts)

# make vector of names with the same length
new.names <- paste("transcript", 1:length(old.names), sep="")

# rename the transcripts
test <- act::transcripts_rename(examplecorpus, newTranscriptNames=new.names)

# check
names(test@transcripts)
test@transcripts[[1]]@name
test@history[length(test@history)]

# convert to lower case
test <- act::transcripts_rename(examplecorpus, toLowerCase=TRUE)
test@history[length(test@history)]

# search replace
test <- act::transcripts_rename(examplecorpus, 
 searchPatterns=c("ARG", "BOL"), 
 searchReplacements = c("ARGENTINA", "BOLIVIA")
)
test@history[length(test@history)]

# search replace ignoring upper and lower case
test <- act::transcripts_rename(examplecorpus, 
 searchPatterns=c("(?i)arg", "(?i)bol"), 
 searchReplacements = c("ARGENTINA", "BOLIVIA")
)
test@history[length(test@history)]


# search replace too much
test <- act::transcripts_rename(x=examplecorpus, 
 searchPatterns="ARG_I_CHI_Santi", 
 searchReplacements = "")
names(test@transcripts)[1]


[Package act version 1.1.9 Index]