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The effectiveness of stemming for information retrieval in Amharic

Alemayehu, N. and Willett, P. (2003) The effectiveness of stemming for information retrieval in Amharic. Program, 37 (4). pp. 254-259. ISSN 0033-0337


Amharic is an example of a language with a very rich morphology, which means that systems for searching Amharic text databases can be effective in operation only if full account is taken of the many word variants that may occur. This paper reports a comparison of stem-based and root-based searching of Amharic text with conventional, word-based searching. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of our recently described stemming algorithm for Amharic.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2003 MCB UP Limited
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 11:48
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1108/00330330310500748
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/145

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