[Xapian-tickets] [Xapian] #507: Some little problems with the french stemmer

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Mon Sep 13 10:10:06 BST 2010

#507: Some little problems with the french stemmer
 Reporter:  versmisse    |       Owner:  olly
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new 
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:      
Component:  Other        |     Version:      
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:      
Blockedby:               |    Platform:  All 
 Blocking:               |  

 Here, a little list of few problems with the french stemmer that we found:

 For nouns with "...e", the e is removed by example: poule (chicken) =>
 poul (must be poule)
 it's good for an adjectiv, but not for a noun.

 And it's the same thing with the nouns with "...lle" or "...tte", by
 example, brouette (wheelbarrow) => brouet (must be brouette)

 I understand, it's a problem, because the same rule cannot be applied for
 nouns and adjectives. With the current solution (xapian 1.2.3), we get too
 many solutions with a search, ie "false positive", so it's better than
 "false negative".

 Have you got a file to test the stemmer? We can help you to fill this

 Best regards,
 D. Versmisse.

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