Re: [Snowball-discuss] Stopword licenses

From: Martin Porter (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2006 - 09:59:52 BST


Very interesting to read of your use of the snowball work. I'm glad it's
been useful. (Perhaps we could add a reference to HtDig on our 'projects'
page, which is updated all too infrequently.)

The stopwords lists are BSD I guess, but I tend to be even more relaxed
about their use than the stemmers themselves. As you say, they usually
undergo a lot of massaging and adjusting before they become serviceable in
another piece of work. Given that you are not using them in a way that makes
acknowledgement easy, I suggest you don't bother to credit snowball as the


P.S. -- I don't suppose you have a stopword list for Finnish?

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