# Stripper

An [Elixir]( package for normalizing input from 
unpredictable sources (such as web scraping), useful as a pre-processing step
in ETL pipelines for machine learning or data analysis.

Stripper does not rely on regular expressions: it parses the input in one pass.

Why the name? Because it describes the purpose and it's memorable -- get over 
it ;)

## Examples

Normalizing whitespace:

iex> Stripper.Whitespace.normalize!("   random\tstuff\fI   scraped\t\t\tfrom\nthe web\n\n")
"random stuff I scraped from the web"

This will reduce all unicode whitespace and separator characters to the humble 
space -- multiple spaces will be collapsed into one.

See the [online documentation]( for more 

## Installation

If [available in Hex](, the package can be installed
by adding `stripper` to your list of dependencies in `mix.exs`:

def deps do
    {:stripper, "~> 1.0.0"}

## Contributing

See the [Contributing Guidelines]( for more information.