[Xapian-discuss] Working Demo for WWW Search Engine

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Wed Mar 1 15:27:42 GMT 2006

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 11:08:52PM -0800, Kevin SoftDev wrote:
> Thanks for your help. I was able to deploy simple search engine
> http://nitra.net in Czech and Slovak language. I still need to figure out
> how can I get multiple terms search and paging.

There seems to be a content-type bug - the results are served as
text/plain so I get the HTML source (in Firefox at least):


> I know the stemmer is in English, but do you think they will notice?

It's actually probably better to not stem than to stem in a different
language, unless the languages are very similar morphologically.  I
doubt English and Czech or Slovak are similar enough for it to be
beneficial, and it may be harmful.

Czech and Slovak may be similar enough to each other for a Slovak
stemmer to be beneficial on Czech text and vice versa but snowball
doesn't include either at present.


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