noun[mass noun] Computing
The manipulation of text, especially the transformation of text from one format to another.
- In text processing one can use regular expressions to devise very brief scripts that might require many times more code in other languages - and that can never be understood by anyone other than the person who wrote them.
- Christopher, a Web programmer, converted the index into a database using Per!, a programming language that is often used for Web-based text processing and data manipulation.
- According to Capobianco, Curl applications are a set of development tools that combine scripting language, text processing and object-oriented programming.
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