This sounds like a good assesment of the problem.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of David Norris
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 10:31 PM
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Subject: [SWISH-E] RE: Failing to find a word
> I'm using stemming and I noticed I couldn't pull up a word from the
> ing a wild card. Anyone understand why this is happening?
Off the top of my head, I would suspect that the wildcard isn't being
preserved by the stemming algorithm. Basically, stemming strips all
of the characters from the end of a word down to the base. 'thing'
becomes 'th' for example. You could add a printf statement to see how
the 'word' array is being transformed in the Stem() function in
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