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Bug#572135: ITP: libstemmer -- Snowball stemming algorithms for use in Information Retrieval

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Stefano Rivera <stefano@rivera.za.net>

* Package name    : libstemmer
  Version         : 0+svn526
  Upstream Author : Dr Martin Porter <martin@tartarus.org> and Richard Boulton <richard@tartarus.org>
* URL             : http://snowball.tartarus.org/
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Snowball stemming algorithms for use in Information Retrieval

Snowball provides access to efficient algorithms for calculating a
"stemmed" form of a word.  This is a form with most of the common
morphological endings removed; hopefully representing a common
linguistic base form.  This is most useful in building search engines
and information retrieval software; for example, a search with stemming
enabled should be able to find a document containing "cycling" given the
query "cycles".

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English: although this has been superseded by an improved algorithm, the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.

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