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PyJoke: Fetch your jokes in Python.

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PyJoke
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PyJoke is a package for fetching the perfect joke in a database.
You give a sentence, you get a joke. Isn't that great? Common usage is::

#!/usr/bin/env python

from pyjoke.PyJoke import *

p = PyJoke()
p.changeParams() # To change the parameters on the fly
print p.getTheJoke("keywords listed as such")

PyJoke has been developed for as a NAO module (in French), but can also work as a standalone.
It should be possible to make it work in English.

How does it work?
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* Give a sentence to PyJoke (see script above)
* PyJoke will analyse the sentence
* First, create a keywords list (by removing stopwords)
* If POSTAG is active, it will add a score to each kword
* Then, create a query, connect to database and send query
* The query (above) is meant to filter the jokes
It will get the jokes with at least 1 keyword
* Then, score each joke
* And return the best one

What can the user change?
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* Config a MySQL or a SQLite database
* Use of Postag (and the scores)
* NAO mode
* Language (French by default)
* Maximum joke length
* Conversation mode (experimental)

Database format
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The joke database needs to have two fields at least:

* text
* score

Text being the joke itself, and score being an arbitrary score that's not going to be used, really (should do that...)

Useful libs and dependencies
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PyJoke has dependencies, some are optional

* NTLK
* SQLite (or MySQL)
* YAML
* TreeTagger (opt)
* /usr/lib/sqlite3/pcre.so (opt)

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