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From Pierrick Brihaye <>
Subject Re: Arabic analyzer
Date Tue, 19 Oct 2004 10:18:11 GMT

Scott Smith a écrit :

> Is anyone aware of an open source (non-GPL; i.e.., free for commercial
> use) Arabic analyzer for Lucene?

Unfortunately (for you), my Arabic Analyzer for Java 
( is GPL-ed.

>  Does Arabic really require a stemmer
> as well (some of the reading I've seen on the web would suggest that a
> stemmer is almost a necessity with Arabic to get anything useful where
> it is not with other languages).

IMHO, stemming *is* a necessity in arabic since this language involves 
prefixing, suffixing and infixing as well as written a few yet very 
frequent word agregations.

Good luck,

Pierrick Brihaye

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