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Snowball provides algorithms for several (mainly European) languages. It also provides access to the classic Porter stemming algorithm for English: although this has been superseded by an improved algorithm, the original algorithm may be of interest to information retrieval researchers wishing to reproduce results of earlier experiments.
Snowball for Debian ------------------- Snowball upstream doesn't build shared libraries, so they are Debian-specific. -- Stefano Rivera <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:04:32 +0200
snowball (0+svn527-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Stefano Rivera ] * Initial release. (Closes: #572135) [ Jakub Wilk ] * Add myself to uploaders. -- Stefano Rivera <email@example.com> Sat, 13 Mar 2010 03:52:06 +0200
Things to do: - Write documentation for how to use libstemmer (as opposed to how stemming algorithms themselves work). Currently, the documentation in the include/libstemmer.h header file is pretty clear and comprehensive, but an overview document wouldn't go amiss. Things that would be nice to include at some point. - Add version numbers to each stemming algorithm, and allow the int more»
Authors ======= Martin Porter ------------- - Designed the snowball language. - Implemented the more»
Format-Specification: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?rev=135 Name: snowball Maint more»