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Lucene example source code file (PorterStemFilter.java)

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The Lucene PorterStemFilter.java source code

package org.apache.lucene.analysis;

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import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.lucene.analysis.tokenattributes.KeywordAttribute;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.tokenattributes.CharTermAttribute;

/** Transforms the token stream as per the Porter stemming algorithm.
    Note: the input to the stemming filter must already be in lower case,
    so you will need to use LowerCaseFilter or LowerCaseTokenizer farther
    down the Tokenizer chain in order for this to work properly!
    To use this filter with other analyzers, you'll want to write an
    Analyzer class that sets up the TokenStream chain as you want it.
    To use this with LowerCaseTokenizer, for example, you'd write an
    analyzer like this:
    class MyAnalyzer extends Analyzer {
      public final TokenStream tokenStream(String fieldName, Reader reader) {
        return new PorterStemFilter(new LowerCaseTokenizer(reader));
    Note: This filter is aware of the {@link KeywordAttribute}. To prevent
    certain terms from being passed to the stemmer
    {@link KeywordAttribute#isKeyword()} should be set to <code>true
    in a previous {@link TokenStream}.
public final class PorterStemFilter extends TokenFilter {
  private final PorterStemmer stemmer = new PorterStemmer();
  private final CharTermAttribute termAtt = addAttribute(CharTermAttribute.class);
  private final KeywordAttribute keywordAttr = addAttribute(KeywordAttribute.class);

  public PorterStemFilter(TokenStream in) {

  public final boolean incrementToken() throws IOException {
    if (!input.incrementToken())
      return false;

    if ((!keywordAttr.isKeyword()) && stemmer.stem(termAtt.buffer(), 0, termAtt.length()))
      termAtt.copyBuffer(stemmer.getResultBuffer(), 0, stemmer.getResultLength());
    return true;

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