Machine Learning Lab’s Regular Expression Game

Machine Learning Lab has created a game that puts your regular expression skills to the test. We first met Machine Learning Lab in Automatically Generating Regular Expressions with Genetic Programming, when we used its RegexGenerator++. Now we are back to explore how to have fun with it. The game comprises of 12 levels of increasing difficulty, with each level containing a different block of text, which in turn contains the parts of the text that must be matched against a regular expression – which has to supplied by the user.  Each attempt is timed and rated in a  ‘F-measure’ scale thatmeasures how close the extractions and the matches were, with 100 points being awarded for the perfect result, 0 for a totally wrong one or for giving up.  Before the game begins you complete…


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