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From Michael McGrady <>
Subject Re: Porter Stemmer
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2004 17:33:24 GMT
This conversation is a mystery to me.  Is there some different Porter 
stemmer than the one available in the Lucene source code?

At 09:03 AM 2/24/2004, you wrote:
>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.
>         Erik
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