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How to scan a user-input sentence/phrase for the individual words

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I'm writing a text to speech program in the Malay Language for a project. I have created a GUI with an editbox for the user-input. For starters, how do I scan the user-input sentence for words?
Using these words, I will match them with their corresponding *.wav file from a database of Malay words (Malay is written with English alphabets too)

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 27 Aug 2011
A rudimentary way as a starter
InputText='This is is my testing speech.';
Words=textscan(InputText,'%s');
Words{:}
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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 27 Aug 2011
The last line just shows you the result in Command Window, in case you are not familiar with the cell array referencing (using {} instead of ()). The first word will be in Words{1}, second words in Words{2}, etc.

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Chaowei Chen
Chaowei Chen on 27 Aug 2011
Just a subtle improvement to Jiang's approach. (To get rid of the period symbol)
InputText='This is is my testing speech.';
Words2=regexp(InputText,'\w*','match')
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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 27 Aug 2011
Agree! There are many other things to be taken care of too, like InputText='This''s my testing speech.'.

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