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i'm getting an error in the programcan any one help me to correct it?
the program is




Error in the program

can any one tell me how to get an output for ths like this

important example about regex
 
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Both your posts have been moved to a more appropriate forum

In future, while posting code, please do UseCodeTags. I have added them for you this time. As you can see the code tags make the code much more easier to read and understand
 
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How about going through this and trying to debug on your own? Error that you are receiving
 
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i'm getting an error in the code while extraction for this program

for the text
{NP} <PLACE> Agaya/NNP Gangai/NNP </PLACE> (/( {/NP} {NP} <PLACE> Tamil/NNP </PLACE> :/: ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. )/SYM {/NP} {NP} waterfalls/NNS {/NP} {VP} is/VBZ located/VBN {/VP} {PP} in/IN {/PP} {NP} <PLACE> Kolli/NNP Hills/NNP </PLACE> {/NP} {PP} of/IN {/PP} {NP} the/DT Eastern/NNP Ghats/NNS ./. {/NP}

expected output is
Agaya Gangai


program is
import java.io.*;
import java.util.regex.*;



class Words{
public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException
{
//String sentence = "this is an important example about regex for my work and for me ";
String sentence = "{NP} <PLACE> Agaya/NNP Gangai/NNP </PLACE> (/( {/NP} {NP} <PLACE> Tamil/NNP </PLACE> :/: ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. ?/. )/SYM {/NP} {NP} waterfalls/NNS {/NP} {VP} is/VBZ located/VBN {/VP} {PP} in/IN {/PP} {NP} <PLACE> Kolli/NNP Hills/NNP </PLACE> {/NP} {PP} of/IN {/PP} {NP} the/DT Eastern/NNP Ghats/NNS ./. {/NP} ";
//Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile("(?<={NP}).*.(?={/NP})");
Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile("(?<={NP}.*.(?={/NP})");
//Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile("(?<=an).*.(?=for)");
Matcher matcher = pattern.matcher(sentence);
boolean found = false;
while(matcher.find())
{
System.out.println("I found the text:" +matcher.group().toString());
found = true;
}
if(!found)
{
System.out.println("I didn't found the text");
}
}
}

i'm getting an error in run time like this

Exception in thread "main" java.util.regex.PatternSyntaxException: Illegal repetition near index 3
(?<={NP}.*.(?={/NP})
^
at java.util.regex.Pattern.error(Pattern.java:1730)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.closure(Pattern.java:2792)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.sequence(Pattern.java:1906)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.expr(Pattern.java:1769)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.group0(Pattern.java:2500)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.sequence(Pattern.java:1823)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.expr(Pattern.java:1769)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.compile(Pattern.java:1477)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.<init>(Pattern.java:1150)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.compile(Pattern.java:840)
at Words.main(Words.java:12)

can any one help me please?
 
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What did it say in the link you were given?
 
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it telling error like this

Exception in thread "main" java.util.regex.PatternSyntaxException: Illegal repetition near index 3
(?<={NP}.*.(?={/NP})
^
at java.util.regex.Pattern.error(Pattern.java:1730)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.closure(Pattern.java:2792)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.sequence(Pattern.java:1906)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.expr(Pattern.java:1769)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.group0(Pattern.java:2500)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.sequence(Pattern.java:1823)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.expr(Pattern.java:1769)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.compile(Pattern.java:1477)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.<init>(Pattern.java:1150)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.compile(Pattern.java:840)
at Words.main(Words.java:12)

for the abouve program.there is no link given for this .i need to extract the words within that {NP} *{/NP}
can you help me how to get that output please?
 
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The error means that (?<={NP}.*.(?={/NP}) is not a valid regular expression.

Lookup the API documentation of class java.util.regex.Pattern. It describes exactly how regular expressions in Java work.

I haven't tried it out, but I think you'll need to escape the { and } in the regular expression. Try this: (?<=\\{NP\\}.*.(?=\\{/NP\\})
 
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hi,

i got it .. thank's a lot.. but i need only the name Agaya Gangai.now i'm getting all the words after that alos.how to get only that word ? can you tell me the method how to proceed?
 
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hi,

can any one tell me how to extract multiple words from the sentence using the java command and what is the syntax.for matching one words we use "pattern.compile" but for multiple words tags how to give the syntax for the document and how to match it to relevant queries.can any one help me how to proceed?
 
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Here's another learning resource for regex: http://www.regular-expressions.info/
 
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