Stemming in Spanish: A First approach to its impact on information retrieval

G.-Figuerola, Carlos and Gómez-Díaz, Raquel and Zazo, Ángel F. and Alonso-Berrocal, José-Luis . Stemming in Spanish: A First approach to its impact on information retrieval., 2001 In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Results of the CLEF 2001 Cross-Language System Evaluation Campaign. Working Notes for the CLEF 2001 Workshop. 3 September, Darmstadt, Germany. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 197-202. [Book chapter]


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Most models and techniques employed in Information Retireval at some time or other use frecuency counts of the terms appearing in both documents and queries. Many words that derive from the same stem have a close semantic content. Locating stems common to several words and grouping them by replacing them with the corresponding stem can improve the working of these systems. Stemming procedures differ, however, depending on the different languages. We describe a stemmer for Spanish and the tests carried out by applying it to Information Retrieval.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Information Retrieval; Stemming
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LL. Automated language processing.
I. Information treatment for information services > II. Filtering.
L. Information technology and library technology > LM. Automatic text retrieval.
Depositing user: R. Gómez-Díaz
Date deposited: 07 Dec 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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