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RE: Failing to find a word

From: David Norris <kg9ae(at)>
Date: Thu Oct 07 1999 - 02:25:08 GMT
> I'm using stemming and I noticed I couldn't pull up a word from the
> ing a wild card.  Anyone understand why this is happening?

Off the top of my head, I would suspect that the wildcard isn't being
preserved by the stemming algorithm.  Basically, stemming strips all
of the characters from the end of a word down to the base.  'thing'
becomes 'th' for example.  You could add a printf statement to see how
the 'word' array is being transformed in the Stem() function in

,David Norris

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Received on Wed Oct 6 19:30:34 1999