Provided by: xmltv-util_0.5.61-1_all bug


       tv_extractinfo_en - read English-language listings and extract info from programme


       tv_extractinfo_en [--help] [--output FILE] [FILE...]


       Read XMLTV data and attempt to extract information from English-language programme
       descriptions, putting it into machine-readable form.  For example the human-readable text
       '(repeat)' in a programme description might be replaced by the XML element

       --output FILE write to FILE rather than standard output

       This tool also attempts to split multipart programmes into their constituents, by looking
       for a description that seems to contain lots of times and titles.  But this depends on the
       description following one particular style and is useful only for some listings sources

       If some text is marked with the 'lang' attribute as being some language other than English
       ('en'), it is ignored.




       Ed Avis,


       Trying to parse human-readable text is always error-prone, more so with the simple regexp-
       based approach used here.  But because TV listing descriptions usually conform to one of a
       few set styles, tv_extractinfo_en does reasonably well.  It is fairly conservative, trying
       to avoid false positives (extracting 'information' which isn't really there) even though
       this means some false negatives (failing to extract information and leaving it in the
       human-readable text).

       However, the leftover bits of text after extracting information may not form a meaningful
       English sentence, or the punctuation may be wrong.

       On the two listings sources currently supported by the XMLTV package, this program does a
       reasonably good job.  But it has not been tested with every source of anglophone TV