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Hi Micheal, I noticed a problem when I was doing the test for my script: Dose the number count as a word? For example, This is a part from AliceInWonderland.txt: """ Release Date: January, 1991 [eBook #11] [Most recently updated: October 12, 2020] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 """ With more thought, here are some questions: 1. Will the number with some symbol like "1991", "#11" or "12," count as a word? 2. Should we count "UTF-8" as two words "UTF" and "8"? If yes, how about the hyphenated word like "well-known" or "dressing-room"? Can we regard these words as two word like "well"+"known" and "dressing"+"room"? 3. How about the money like "$5,000" ? Is it "$"+"5"+"000" or "$"+"5,000" or "$5"+"000"? And the same problem of "%20", chapter sign like "1.E.7." or "1.C.", country name like "U.S.", website like "www.gutenberg.org/license" , etc. Some of these examples involve dot ".", which is also a mark of the end of a sentence. If we treat them as special cases, how do we know how many of these cases there are? 4.About single quote "'", how about "Foundation's", "He's", "I'm", "horses'","horse's", "'No"? Could you please specify in which cases the single quote "'" should be retained? Thanks!

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