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From Miles Barr <>
Subject Re: Plural Stemming
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2005 17:27:01 GMT
On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 19:24 +0200, Andrzej Bialecki wrote:
> Miles Barr wrote:
> > Are there any Lucene extensions that can do simple stemming, i.e. just
> > for plurals? Or is the only stemming package available Snowball?
> For which language? Stemming is always language-specific...
> If for English, then there is also a built-in PorterStemmer. If you know 
> what you do, you could disable some of the stemming rules to get such 
> "under-stemming".

Sorry I should have said, at the moment I'm only going to be handling
English, but potentially other languages in the future.

I'll take a look at the PorterStemmer.

Miles Barr <>
Runtime Collective Ltd.

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