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Lucene example source code file (SnowballFilter.java)

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The Lucene SnowballFilter.java source code

package org.apache.lucene.analysis.snowball;

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import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenFilter;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.tokenattributes.KeywordAttribute;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.tokenattributes.CharTermAttribute;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.tr.TurkishLowerCaseFilter; // javadoc @link
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.LowerCaseFilter; // javadoc @link
import org.tartarus.snowball.SnowballProgram;

 * A filter that stems words using a Snowball-generated stemmer.
 * Available stemmers are listed in {@link org.tartarus.snowball.ext}.
 * <p>NOTE: SnowballFilter expects lowercased text.
 * <ul>
 *  <li>For the Turkish language, see {@link TurkishLowerCaseFilter}.
 *  <li>For other languages, see {@link LowerCaseFilter}.
 * </ul>
 * </p>
public final class SnowballFilter extends TokenFilter {

  private final SnowballProgram stemmer;

  private final CharTermAttribute termAtt = addAttribute(CharTermAttribute.class);
  private final KeywordAttribute keywordAttr = addAttribute(KeywordAttribute.class);
  public SnowballFilter(TokenStream input, SnowballProgram stemmer) {
    this.stemmer = stemmer;

   * Construct the named stemming filter.
   * Available stemmers are listed in {@link org.tartarus.snowball.ext}.
   * The name of a stemmer is the part of the class name before "Stemmer",
   * e.g., the stemmer in {@link org.tartarus.snowball.ext.EnglishStemmer} is named "English".
   * @param in the input tokens to stem
   * @param name the name of a stemmer
  public SnowballFilter(TokenStream in, String name) {
    try {      
      Class<?> stemClass = Class.forName("org.tartarus.snowball.ext." + name + "Stemmer");
      stemmer = (SnowballProgram) stemClass.newInstance();
    } catch (Exception e) {
      throw new RuntimeException(e.toString());

  /** Returns the next input Token, after being stemmed */
  public final boolean incrementToken() throws IOException {
    if (input.incrementToken()) {
      if (!keywordAttr.isKeyword()) {
        char termBuffer[] = termAtt.buffer();
        final int length = termAtt.length();
        stemmer.setCurrent(termBuffer, length);
        final char finalTerm[] = stemmer.getCurrentBuffer();
        final int newLength = stemmer.getCurrentBufferLength();
        if (finalTerm != termBuffer)
          termAtt.copyBuffer(finalTerm, 0, newLength);
      return true;
    } else {
      return false;

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