Re: [greenstone-devel] Stemming

From Gordon Paynter
DateWed, 17 Mar 2004 14:21:15 -0800 (PST)
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] Stemming
In-Reply-To (20040316191958Z2275973-18299+53662-mail4-centrum-cz)
Hi,

In the past, Greenstone used the Lovins stemmer (based a 1968 paper by
Lovins), which is very much English-only. It looks like the code has been
updated fairly recently to allow other stemmers, but only French and
English are available.

>From what I can tell, adding a new stemmer means first writing/finding a
stemmer, then doing some coding on Greenstone to add it as an option.

Gordon


> Good morning/afternoon/evening/night,
> Greenstone allows user to turn on stemming, but only in English (I
> think). I would like to ask if there is possibility to support other
> languages (Czech for example) and how. I haven't found any information
> about this topic, but I think that the core of Greenstone would have to
> be modified to support this new functionality (and that probably is
> beyond my powers). If there isn't any easy way how to add stemming for
> new languages I could at least try to support some materials
> ("lexicons") for Czech.
>
> Thank you for any reply
>
> have a nice day
>
> Jakub Rehan
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