Provided by: libtext-mecab-perl_0.20012-2build1_amd64 bug

NAME

       Text::MeCab - Alternate Interface To libmecab

SYNOPSIS

         use Text::MeCab;
         my $mecab = Text::MeCab->new({
           rcfile             => $rcfile,
           dicdir             => $dicdir,
           userdic            => $userdic,
           lattice_level      => $lattice_level,
           all_morphs         => $all_morphs,
           output_format_type => $output_format_type,
           partial            => $partial,
           node_format        => $node_format,
           unk_format         => $unk_format,
           bos_format         => $bos_format,
           eos_format         => $eos_format,
           input_buffer_size  => $input_buffer_size,
           allocate_sentence  => $allocate_sentence,
           nbest              => $nbest,
           theta              => $theta,
         });

         for (my $node = $mecab->parse($text); $node; $node = $node->next) {
            # See perdoc for Text::MeCab::Node for list of methods
            print $node->surface, "\n";
         }

         # use constants
         use Text::MeCab qw(:all);
         use Text::MeCab qw(MECAB_NOR_NODE);

         # check what mecab version we compiled against?
         print "Compiled with ", &Text::MeCab::MECAB_VERSION, "\n";

DESCRIPTION

       libmecab (http://mecab.sourceforge.ne.jp) already has a perl interface built with it, so
       why a new module? I just feel that while a subtle difference, making the perl interface
       through a tied hash is just... weird.

       So Text::MeCab gives you a more natural, Perl-ish way to access libmecab!

       WARNING: Version 0.20000 has only been tested against libmecab 0.96.

Text::MeCab AND FORMATS

       mecab allows users to specify an output format, via --*-format options.  These are
       respected ONLY if you use the format() method:

         my $mecab = Text::MeCab->new({
           output_format_type => "user",
           node_format => "%m %pn"
         });

         for(my $node = $mecab->parse($text); $node; $node = $node->next) {
           print $node->format($mecab);
         }

       Note that you also need to set the output_format_type parameter as well.

Text::MeCab AND SCOPING

       [NOTE: The memory management issue has been changed since 0.09]

       libmecab's default behavior is such that when you analyze a text and get a node back, that
       node is tied to the mecab "tagger" object that performed the analysis. Therefore, when
       that tagger is destroyed via mecab_destroy(), all nodes that are associated to it are
       freed as well.

       Text::MeCab defaults to the same behavior, so the following won't work:

         sub get_mecab_node {
            my $mecab = Text::MeCab->new;
            my $node  = $mecab->parse($_[0]);
            return $node;
         }

         my $node = get_mecab_node($text);

       By the time get_mecab_node() returns, the Text::MeCab object is DESTROY'ed, and so is
       $node (actually, the object exists, but it will complain when you try to access the node's
       internals, because the C struct that was there has already been freed).

       In such cases, use the dclone() method. This will copy the *entire* node structure and
       create a new Text::MeCab::Node::Cloned instance.

         sub get_mecab_node {
            my $mecab = Text::MeCab->new;
            my $node  = $mecab->parse($_[0]);
            return $node->dclone();
         }

       The returned Text::MeCab::Node::Cloned object is exactly the same as Text::MeCab::Node
       object on the surface. It just uses a different but very similar C struct underneath. It
       is blessed into a different namespace only because we need to use a different memory
       management strategy.

       Do be aware of the memory issue. You WILL use up twice as much memory.

       Also please note that if you try the first example, accessing the node *WILL* result in a
       segfault. This is *NOT* a bug: it's a feature :) While it is possible to control the
       memory management such that accessing a field in a node that has already expired results
       in a legal croak(), we do not go to the length to ensure this, because it will result in a
       performance penalty.

       Just remember that unless you dclone() a node, then you are NOT allowed to access it when
       the original tagger goes out scope:

          {
              my $mecab = Text::MeCab->new;
              $node = $mecab->parse(...);
          }

          $node->surface; # segfault!!!!

       Always remember to dclone() before doing this!

PERFORMANCE

       Belows is the result of running tools/benchmark.pl on my PowerBook:

         daisuke@beefcake Text-MeCab$ perl tools/benchmark.pl
                      Rate      mecab text_mecab
         mecab      5.53/s         --       -63%
         text_mecab 14.9/s       170%         --

METHODS

   new HASHREF | LIST
       Creates a new Text::MeCab instance.

       You can either specify a hashref and use named parameters, or you can use the exact
       command line arguments that the mecab command accepts.

       Below is the list of accepted named options. See the man page for mecab for details about
       each option.

       rcfile
       dicdir
       lattice_level
       all_morphs
       output_format_type
       partial
       node_format
       unk_format
       bos_format
       eos_format
       input_buffer_size
       allocate_sentence
       nbest
       theta

   parse SCALAR
       Parses the given text via mecab, and returns a Text::MeCab::Node object.

   ENCODING
         my $encoding = Text::MeCab::ENCODING

       Returns the encoding of the underlying mecab library that was detected at compile time.

   MECAB_VERSION
       The version number from libmecab's mecab_version()

   MECAB_TARGET_VERSION
   MECAB_TARGET_MAJOR_VERSION
   MECAB_TARGET_MINOR_VERSION
       The version number detected at compile time of Text::MeCab.

   MECAB_BOS_NODE
   MECAB_EON_NODE
   MECAB_EOS_NODE
   MECAB_NOR_NODE
   MECAB_SYS_DIC
   MECAB_UNK_DIC
   MECAB_UNK_NODE
   MECAB_USR_DIC
   MECAB_CONFIG
       Path to mecab-config, if available.

SEE ALSO

       http://mecab.sourceforge.ne.jp

LICENSE

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.

       See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html

AUTHOR

       Copyright (c) 2006-2011 Daisuke Maki <daisuke@endeworks.jp> All rights reserved.