Nick Wellnhofer > Lucy > Lucy::Analysis::SnowballStopFilter

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NAME ^

Lucy::Analysis::SnowballStopFilter - Suppress a “stoplist” of common words.

SYNOPSIS ^

    my $stopfilter = Lucy::Analysis::SnowballStopFilter->new(
        language => 'fr',
    );
    my $polyanalyzer = Lucy::Analysis::PolyAnalyzer->new(
        analyzers => [ $tokenizer, $normalizer, $stopfilter, $stemmer ],
    );

DESCRIPTION ^

A “stoplist” is collection of “stopwords”: words which are common enough to be of little value when determining search results. For example, so many documents in English contain “the”, “if”, and “maybe” that it may improve both performance and relevance to block them.

Before filtering stopwords:

    ("i", "am", "the", "walrus")

After filtering stopwords:

    ("walrus")

SnowballStopFilter provides default stoplists for several languages, courtesy of the Snowball project, or you may supply your own.

    |-----------------------|
    | ISO CODE | LANGUAGE   |
    |-----------------------|
    | da       | Danish     |
    | de       | German     |
    | en       | English    |
    | es       | Spanish    |
    | fi       | Finnish    |
    | fr       | French     |
    | hu       | Hungarian  |
    | it       | Italian    |
    | nl       | Dutch      |
    | no       | Norwegian  |
    | pt       | Portuguese |
    | sv       | Swedish    |
    | ru       | Russian    |
    |-----------------------|

CONSTRUCTORS ^

new

    my $stopfilter = Lucy::Analysis::SnowballStopFilter->new(
        language => 'de',
    );
    
    # or...
    my $stopfilter = Lucy::Analysis::SnowballStopFilter->new(
        stoplist => \%stoplist,
    );

Create a new SnowballStopFilter.

METHODS ^

transform

    my $inversion = $snowball_stop_filter->transform($inversion);

Take a single Inversion as input and returns an Inversion, either the same one (presumably transformed in some way), or a new one.

INHERITANCE ^

Lucy::Analysis::SnowballStopFilter isa Lucy::Analysis::Analyzer isa Clownfish::Obj.

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