in reply to Natural Language Index Stemming
use strict; use Lingua::Stem; my $stemmer = Lingua::Stem->new(); my @words = qw/maintained maintenance environment experience/; my $stems = $stemmer->stem(@words); print "$_ " for (@$stems);
The output was:
maintain mainten environ experi
So it appears to have failed to merge maintain with maintenance(?), but correctly dealed with the environment/experience difference described on that page. This is the first time I've looked into the subject, so I could be a fair bit off the mark :).
++ for an interesting thread, I look forward to hearing what your conclusions are.
Edited 18 June 2002 (footpad): Fixed broken </code> tag.