I have a question regarding extracting the first sentence from a variable in PHP using regex. I have a large text stored in a variable, and I want to retrieve only the first sentence from that text. I've been searching for a solution but haven't been able to find one that works for me.
To provide a little background, I'm working on a text processing project where I need to parse large amounts of text and extract specific information. I've already managed to retrieve the variable containing the entire text, but now I need to narrow down my search and extract just the first sentence.
I've tried using regex patterns like "/^.*?[\.!?]/s" to match the first sentence, but it seems to be grabbing more than just the first sentence. I've also experimented with other variations of the pattern, but none of them have yielded the desired result.
I'm hoping someone with experience in regex and PHP can help me find the correct pattern or suggest an alternative approach to extract only the first sentence from my variable. Any guidance or code examples would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your help!