Re: [Snowball-discuss] Porter Stemmer

From: Richard Boulton (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 13:07:01 GMT

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 05:25, Jin Wang wrote:
> Dear Sir,
> I am Jin Wang, I downloaded the Java version of the Porter Stemming
> algorithm and used it to get the stemmed terms. It worked very well except
> a small bug in the method "String stem(String s)", I already fixed this
> small bug and also reimplement the program by using StringBuffer provided
> by Java instead of Char Array. Since it is the Java version, I think
> StringBuffer is better than Char Array in this case.
> I don't know whether I can submit my modified Porter Stemmer to you so
> that you can publish it in your website? If it is possible, how I can do
> that?

If you agree to license your modified version in the same way
as the original version was, then send your modified version to me, and
I'll incorporate your changes into the version on
the website.

Richard Boulton

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