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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Porter Stemmer
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2004 17:03:23 GMT
On Feb 24, 2004, at 10:03 AM, Grant Ingersoll wrote:
> Is there any reason why the PorterStemmer can't be made public?  I 
> know several people have submitted this patch, both separately and as 
> part of other patches.  I, for one, am using it in other places as 
> part of my overall search solution and I bet others are as well.  I 
> guess I could understand if all stemmers were that way, but the 
> GermanStemmer is publicly available, so it doesn't seem to be 
> consistent.
> Just wondering...

I think we can make it public.  But an alternative is to use the 
snowball code in the sandbox, which has a public PorterStemmer.


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