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RE: RE: Failing to find a word

From: Mark Gaulin <gaulin(at)>
Date: Fri Oct 08 1999 - 01:46:48 GMT
This sounds like a good assesment of the problem.

-----Original Message-----
[]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

,David Norris

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Received on Thu Oct 7 18:40:46 1999