Re: Re[4]: [Snowball-discuss] now on porter2 description

From: Martin Porter (
Date: Thu Nov 22 2001 - 14:54:01 GMT


(Are you posting to snowball-discuss?)

You are right: the definition of short word is not correct. It is a short
syllable preceded by 0 or more consonants.

The extra tests in Step 2 having found 'alli' have been removed, and put
into step 3. Step 3 now repeats two of the suffix tests from step 2. It
looks strange but is much better. 'rationally' now stems to 'ration'.

I will commit these changes to the website shortly.


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