Introduction to Regular Expressions
Instructor: Robert Chavez
Dates: March 2nd through 29th, 2020
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Regular Expressions have a wide range of library applications, from coding,
text and metadata processing to basic search and query processing.
There are various regular expression syntaxes (roughly 250 and counting),
all quite similar but with minor idiosyncrasies that can can be confusing
depending on what tool or what programming language you might be using for
a given task.
In this introductory course we’ll cover common Regular Expression syntax
and provide examples that will work in several regular expression
implementations. You will learn to write regular expressions that will be
usable for a wide variety of tasks in a wide variety of tools and
scenarios. We will use a freely available web tool to practice writing
expressions, but if you have a specific regular expression needs (e.g.
library applications and tools) we will take some time to explore how to
write regular expressions for those scenarios as well.
This course complements our Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems.
Robert Chavez holds a PhD in Classical Studies from Indiana University.
From 1994-1999 he worked in the Library Electronic Text Resource Service at
Indiana University Bloomington as an electronic text specialist. From
1999-2007 Robert worked at Tufts University at the Perseus Project and the
Digital Collections and Archives as a programmer, digital humanist, and
institutional repository program manager. He currently works for the New
England Journal of Medicine as Content Applications Architect.
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional synchronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation
is in an online forum environment.
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enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due
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Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446
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