snowball vs. lucene tokenizers
Thread poster: Deborah Kolosova

Deborah Kolosova  Identity Verified
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Nov 3, 2011

The instructions on the OmegaT site for installing tokenizers say you should select the appropriate tokenizer from the list. For my source language, Russian, there are two listed: the SnowballRussianTokenizer and the LuceneRussianTokenizer. What is the difference, and which one is the best to use? Or do they each have their own advantages?

 

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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I use lucene Nov 3, 2011

My recollection of past discussions is that lucene has a "stop word" function that snowball does not (meaning it ignores little irrelevant words like "and" and "the" when matching segments). Someone will probably correct me if I'm wrong. You can try them both and see what you like.

I translate from Russian, and lucene works great for me.

Susan


 


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