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From David Spencer <dave-lucene-u...@tropo.com>
Subject Re: PorterStemfilter
Date Tue, 14 Sep 2004 18:19:24 GMT
Honey George wrote:

> Hi,
>  This might be more of a questing related to the
> PorterStemmer algorithm rather than with lucene, but
> if anyone has the knowledge please share.

You might want to also try the Snowball stemmer:

http://jakarta.apache.org/lucene/docs/lucene-sandbox/snowball/

And KStem:

http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/downloads/
> 
> I am using the PorterStemFilter that some with lucene
> and it turns out that searching for the word 'printer'
> does not return a document containing the text
> 'print'. To narrow down the problem, I have tested the
> PorterStemFilter in a standalone programs and it turns
> out that the stem of printer is 'printer' and not
> 'print'. That is 'printer' is not equal to 'print' +
> 'er', the whole of the word is stem. Can somebody
> explain the behavior.
> 
> Thanks & Regards,
>    George
> 
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