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Finding proper nouns

I need to find all the place names that are in a text I’m working on. Rather than read through the whole document again, I’ve have found a search for Microsoft Work that will find all words starting with a capital letter that are not at the start of a sentence. Wildcards must be activated. The search string is:

[!.?!] [A-Z]

Because the text was in Catalan (though this also applies to French), I then did a separate search for those preceded by l’ or d’:


Obviously I may miss a place name that appears as the first word of a sentence, but most place names appear more than once in the document, so I shouldn’t miss any.


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