from dateparser.search.search import DateSearchWithDetection
_search_with_detection = DateSearchWithDetection()
[docs]def search_dates(text, languages=None, settings=None, add_detected_language=False):
"""Find all substrings of the given string which represent date and/or time and parse them.
A string in a natural language which may contain date and/or time expressions.
:type text: str
A list of two letters language codes.e.g. ['en', 'es']. If languages are given, it will
not attempt to detect the language.
:type languages: list
Configure customized behavior using settings defined in :mod:`dateparser.conf.Settings`.
:type settings: dict
Indicates if we want the detected language returned in the tuple.
:type add_detected_language: bool
:return: Returns list of tuples containing:
substrings representing date and/or time, corresponding :mod:`datetime.datetime`
object and detected language if *add_detected_language* is True.
Returns None if no dates that can be parsed are found.
:raises: ValueError - Unknown Language
>>> from dateparser.search import search_dates
>>> search_dates('The first artificial Earth satellite was launched on 4 October 1957.')
[('on 4 October 1957', datetime.datetime(1957, 10, 4, 0, 0))]
>>> search_dates('The first artificial Earth satellite was launched on 4 October 1957.',
[('on 4 October 1957', datetime.datetime(1957, 10, 4, 0, 0), 'en')]
>>> search_dates("The client arrived to the office for the first time in March 3rd, 2004 "
>>> "and got serviced, after a couple of months, on May 6th 2004, the customer "
>>> "returned indicating a defect on the part")
[('in March 3rd, 2004 and', datetime.datetime(2004, 3, 3, 0, 0)),
('on May 6th 2004', datetime.datetime(2004, 5, 6, 0, 0))]
result = _search_with_detection.search_dates(
text=text, languages=languages, settings=settings
language, dates = result.get('Language'), result.get('Dates')
dates = [date + (language, ) for date in dates]