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From walid <walid.bak...@elementn.com>
Subject Re: arabic analyzer
Date Mon, 03 Aug 2009 16:05:19 GMT
Hello Robert,

you are so right, plurals based on prefixes and suffixes are working.
Plurals based on inserted "و" do not (باب and ابوب).

The few words i had tested where all of the "insert" type and not the
prefix/suffix.

thank you :)

-walid

On Sun, 2009-08-02 at 15:08 -0400, Robert Muir wrote:
> > the fact is, plural (as an example) is not supported, and that is one of
> > the most common things that a person doing some search will expect to
> 
> Walid, I'm not sure this is true. Many plurals are supported
> (certainly not exceptional cases or broken plurals).
> This is no different than the other language analyzers in lucene, even
> english stemmers: the most common forms are grouped together and thats
> about all you can say :)
> 
> maybe in the future we can improve it though for your particular
> concern, add simple dictionary mappings for at least the most common
> broken plurals, something like that.
> 


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