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From "Mailing Lists Account" <>
Subject Re: Phrase query and porter stemmer
Date Thu, 13 Feb 2003 12:06:30 GMT
Doug Cutting wrote:
> Mailing Lists Account wrote:
>> I use PorterStemmer with my analyzer for indexing the documents.
>> And I have been using the same analyzer for searching too.
>> When I search for a phrase like "security" AND database, I would
>> like to avoid matches for
>> terms like "secure" or "securities" .  I observed that Google and
>> couple of search engines do
>> not return such matches.
> That's because Google and most internet search engines never do any
> stemming.
> Doug

I didn't know that. Thanks.

Generally speaking, are there any advantages not to apply the stemmer ?
Except for certain keywords,I found use of stemmers helpful.


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