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stemming assistance needed
dav_999

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Msg#: 3861291 posted 9:50 pm on Mar 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

is there any way to make these type of words to simple (i can't say correct but let me explain)
if the word is working so i need it to work etc but the actual word will be any thing,...

 

eelixduppy

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Msg#: 3861291 posted 10:40 pm on Mar 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

So you want to remove any suffix that could be appended to a word to get the "base word"?

dav_999

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Msg#: 3861291 posted 6:06 pm on Mar 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

yes

coopster

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Msg#: 3861291 posted 7:46 pm on Mar 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

The term you are referring to is known as "stemming" and there are external libraries for helping you with this advanced topic. The Snowball project is one of the more popular and PECL [pecl.php.net] has a version in it's
text -> stem package.
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