The earlier edition is here. Its main use is as part of a term normalisation process that is usually done when setting up Information Retrieval systems. History The original stemming algorithm paper was written in in the Computer Laboratory, Cambridge Englandas part of a larger IR project, and appeared as Chapter 6 of the final project report, C.
Examples[ edit ] A stemmer for English operating on the stem cat should identify such strings as cats, catlike, and catty. A stemming algorithm might also reduce the words fishing, fished, and fisher to the stem fish.
The stem need not be a word, for example the Porter algorithm reduces, argue, argued, argues, arguing, and argus to the stem argu. History[ edit ] The first published stemmer was written by Julie Beth Lovins in Her paper refers to three earlier major attempts at stemming algorithms, by Professor John W.
A later stemmer was written by Martin Porter and was published in the July issue of the journal Program. This stemmer was very widely used and became the de facto standard algorithm used for English stemming.
Porter received the Tony Kent Strix award in for his work on stemming and information retrieval. Many implementations of the Porter stemming algorithm were written and freely distributed; however, many of these implementations contained subtle flaws.
As a result, these stemmers did not match their potential. To eliminate this source of error, Martin Porter released an official free software mostly BSD -licensed implementation  of the algorithm around the year He extended this work over the next few years by building Snowballa framework for writing stemming algorithms, and implemented an improved English stemmer together with stemmers for several other languages.
The Paice-Husk Stemmer was developed by Chris D Paice at Lancaster University in the late s, it is an iterative stemmer and features an externally stored set of stemming rules.
The standard set of rules provides a 'strong' stemmer and may specify the removal or replacement of an ending. The replacement technique avoids the need for a separate stage in the process to recode or provide partial matching. Paice also developed a direct measurement for comparing stemmers based on counting the over-stemming and under-stemming errors.
Algorithms[ edit ] There are several types of stemming algorithms which differ in respect to performance and accuracy and how certain stemming obstacles are overcome.
A simple stemmer looks up the inflected form in a lookup table. The advantages of this approach are that it is simple, fast, and easily handles exceptions. The disadvantages are that all inflected forms must be explicitly listed in the table: For languages with simple morphology, like English, table sizes are modest, but highly inflected languages like Turkish may have hundreds of potential inflected forms for each root.
A lookup approach may use preliminary part-of-speech tagging to avoid overstemming. For example, if the word is "run", then the inverted algorithm might automatically generate the forms "running", "runs", "runned", and "runly".
The last two forms are valid constructions, but they are unlikely. Suffix-stripping algorithms[ edit ] Suffix stripping algorithms do not rely on a lookup table that consists of inflected forms and root form relations.
Instead, a typically smaller list of "rules" is stored which provides a path for the algorithm, given an input word form, to find its root form.
Some examples of the rules include: Suffix stripping algorithms are sometimes regarded as crude given the poor performance when dealing with exceptional relations like 'ran' and 'run'. The solutions produced by suffix stripping algorithms are limited to those lexical categories which have well known suffixes with few exceptions.
This, however, is a problem, as not all parts of speech have such a well formulated set of rules. Lemmatisation attempts to improve upon this challenge.
Prefix stripping may also be implemented. Of course, not all languages use prefixing or suffixing. Additional algorithm criteria[ edit ] Suffix stripping algorithms may differ in results for a variety of reasons.
One such reason is whether the algorithm constrains whether the output word must be a real word in the given language. Some approaches do not require the word to actually exist in the language lexicon the set of all words in the language.
Alternatively, some suffix stripping approaches maintain a database a large list of all known morphological word roots that exist as real words. These approaches check the list for the existence of the term prior to making a decision.
Typically, if the term does not exist, alternate action is taken.Willett, P. () The Porter stemming algorithm: then and now. Program: electronic library and information systems, 40 (3). pp. information-retrieval applications and introduced the idea of stemming based on a for effective stemming since Porter™s algorithm is iterative in .
The Porter stemmer in Snowball is given below. This is an exact implementation of the algorithm described in the paper, unlike the other implementations distributed by the author, which have, and have always had, three small points of difference (clearly indicated) from the original algorithm.
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