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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Writing a stemmer
Date Thu, 03 Jun 2004 20:25:46 GMT
On Jun 3, 2004, at 4:09 PM, Musku, Anil (LA) wrote:
> Can anyone provide some help on writing a stemmer for non-english 
> languages?

Have a look at the snowball project in the Lucene sandbox.  If its 
non-European-based languages, I suspect it's quite complex.  It's 
highly language dependent.

> How proficient must I be in a language for which I wish to write the 
> stemmer?

I would venture to say you would need to be an expert in a language to 
write a decent stemmer.  The SnowballAnalyzer is quite hairy 
underneath, that's for sure.


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