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Re: multi language and stemming

From: <jmruiz(at)>
Date: Fri Oct 25 2002 - 16:02:01 GMT
Hi Brad,

I am also very interested on it. It has been in the my todo list for a long 
time but couldn't find the time to go onto it. So, if you want to try,
the hack in the source code is not difficult. The file is stemmer.c.


On 25 Oct 2002 at 4:57, Brad Miele wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been using swish-e with great success for some time now.
> Currently we are using the prog method and XML to index our database
> of 80,000 image records, and the indexing and searching are fast and
> consistent.
> We are about to begin our first spanish language site, with german to
> follow, and I am wondering if anyone has experience with using
> alternate stemming options.
> I have found snowball, and my current
> plan is to take my incoming index data and pre stem it in the prog
> portion of the indexing, then put it in a stem_metaname field for
> indexing.
> My question is really whether this s the best way to go about it. Has
> anyone come across, or built multi language stemmers that can replace
> the existing swish stemmer? Any experiencial information would be
> appreciated.
> Brad
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Received on Fri Oct 25 16:06:52 2002