Day: March 13, 2016

Is there any NLP tool that can extract affix and stem of English words?

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Posted in categories: English, Linguistics

Yes, the Porter Stemmer is the most popular approach by far. See A survey of stemming algorithms in information retrieval  for a survey,  nltk.stem package  for NLTK implementations, and Porter Stemming Algorithm  for Porter’s own description of it. There are tweaks of it around, but noone has gone for anything different; and English being the […]

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