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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: indexing Guides? Indexing names
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:40:47 GMT
On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 8:08 AM, Lee Goddard <> wrote:

> Is it possible to weight the individual initials as words?
> Would you recommend employing a stemmer?
Yes it is definitely possible.  But don't just use any stemmer.  You need
to adapt something so that you preserve initial letters and likely uses
heuristics such as possibly preserving case.

You will also probably want to include alternative forms in other fields.
 These would include nicknames, stock symbols and abbreviations.

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