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The stemming algorithm by Julie Beth Lovins actually has academic priority over PorterStemming, as was pointed out by Martin "Stemming" Porter himself (see below).

His conclusion was that she traded a larger number of matching and transformation rules for dramatically fewer (conceptual) steps in the algorithm, relative to his apparently-better-known work.

Martin Porter (2005): "Lovins Revisited". Paper for the Karen Sparck Jones Festschrift:

http://snowball.tartarus.org/algorithms/lovins/festschrift.html

--ClayPhipps


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