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ERIC Number: EJ901961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-0337
The Porter Stemming Algorithm: Then and Now
Willett, Peter
Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, v40 n3 p219-223 2006
Purpose: In 1980, Porter presented a simple algorithm for stemming English language words. This paper summarises the main features of the algorithm, and highlights its role not just in modern information retrieval research, but also in a range of related subject domains. Design/methodology/approach: Review of literature and research involving use of the Porter algorithm. Findings: The algorithm has been widely adopted and extended so that it has become the standard approach to word conflation for information retrieval in a wide range of languages. Originality/value: The 1980 paper in Program by Porter describing his algorithm has been highly cited. This paper provides a context for the original paper as well as an overview of its subsequent use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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