A stemming procedure and stopword list for general French corpora
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Journal of the American Society for Information Science
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Due to the increasing use of network-based systems, there is a growing interest in access to and search mechanisms for text databases in languages other than English. To adapt searching systems to those foreign languages with characteristics similar to the English language, all we need to do for the most part is to establish a general stopword list and a stemming procedure. This article presents the tools needed to establish these in the French language databases and some retrieval experiments that have been carried out using two medium-sized French language test collections. These experiments were conducted to evaluate the retrieval effectiveness of the propositions described.
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