Return the count of sentences in a corpus or character object.

nsentence(x, ...)



a character or corpus whose sentences will be counted


additional arguments passed to tokens


count(s) of the total sentences per text


nsentence() relies on the boundaries definitions in the stringi package (see stri_opts_brkiter). It does not count sentences correctly if the text has been transformed to lower case, and for this reason nsentence() will issue a warning if it detects all lower-cased text.


# simple example txt <- c(text1 = "This is a sentence: second part of first sentence.", text2 = "A word. Repeated repeated.", text3 = "Mr. Jones has a PhD from the LSE. Second sentence.") nsentence(txt)
#> text1 text2 text3 #> 1 2 2