In my previous mail I sent the Snowball program as an attachment, so the
main body of my mail didn't appear in the list. Sorry if I misused the list.
Below is the main body of my mail.
I am working on a project for indexing and searching documents written in
I couldn't find a stemmer for Turkish language, so I decided to develop one.
Because of the agglutinative nature of the language, developing a
Turkish isn't an easy task. I found Snowball very useful for developing
languages having complex morphological structure. I was able to learn
of the language in a very short time and develop a stemmer for Turkish
I'd like to contribute it to Snowball.
ps: Thanks for the paper of Gulsen Eryigit and Esref Adali. The stemming
algorithm is based on the paper
"An Affix Stripping Morphological Analyzer for Turkish" (Proceedings of the
IAESTED International Conference
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND APPLICATIONS, February 16-18,2004, Innsbruck,
Evren Kapusuz Cilden
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