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From mathieu <>
Subject Re: Inquiry on Lucene Stemming
Date Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:39:07 GMT

you stem the search query and while indexing, so only "flash" is indexed
when "flashing" is read.
If you don't wont to hurt your index with half word, you can use a second
index, just like for spelling :


On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 04:18:28 -0800 (PST), Jay Joel Malaluan
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anyone comment if my understanding of the stemming process in Lucene
> is correct. From my testing using the SnowballAnalyzer, if I passed this
> word "flashing" it will be trimmed to a root word "flash" and this root
> word ("flash") will be the one searched not the original word "flashing".
> Is there an API in Lucene or third-party APIs that can do the following,
> passed the word "flash" instead it will search for "flashing", "flashed",
> "flashes" etc.?
> Regards,
> Jay Malaluan

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