Source code for nlp_primitives.mean_characters_per_word

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

import re

from featuretools.primitives.base import TransformPrimitive
from featuretools.variable_types import Numeric, Text

[docs]class MeanCharactersPerWord(TransformPrimitive): """Determines the mean number of characters per word. Description: Given list of strings, determine the mean number of characters per word in each string. A word is defined as a series of any characters not separated by white space. Punctuation is removed before counting. If a string is empty or `NaN`, return `NaN`. Examples: >>> x = ['This is a test file', 'This is second line', 'third line $1,000'] >>> mean_characters_per_word = MeanCharactersPerWord() >>> mean_characters_per_word(x).tolist() [3.0, 4.0, 5.0] """ name = "mean_characters_per_word" input_types = [Text] return_type = Numeric default_value = 0 def get_function(self): def mean_characters_per_word(x): x = x.reset_index(drop=True).fillna('') # replace end-of-sentence punctuation with space p = re.escape('!,.:;?') end_of_sentence_punct = re.compile('[%s]+$|[%s]+ |[%s]+\n' % (p, p, p)) x = x.str.replace(end_of_sentence_punct, ' ') # build DF of split words, and calculate avg length df = x.str.split(expand=True) df = df.reset_index() df = df.melt(id_vars='index', var_name='word_index', value_name='word') df['n_characters'] = df['word'].str.len() results = df.groupby(by=['index']).mean()['n_characters'] return results return mean_characters_per_word