[fpc-pascal]Porter stemming routine for FPC [solved]

Alan Mead cubrewer at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 3 23:58:27 CEST 2004

Ack!  After posting this, I actually read the code and discovered
that the author provided "pure pascal" alternative bits.  The unit
compiles without even a warning now.  Sorry.


--- Alan Mead <cubrewer at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Porter stemming is an approximate method for removing
> English-language endings from words ... for example, to match
> 'happy'
> and 'happiness'.  
> I found a website on tartarus.org that purports to be Porter's
> website and has a Delphi 5 implementation of his word stemming
> algorithm.  But I cannot get it to compile because of errors in
> inline asm code (about which, I know nothing).  So, I thought
> before
> I rip that out and re-implement.. *if* I'm even capable... I would
> check if anyone has already done so or otherwise has an
> FPC-compatible Porter stemming routine that I could use.  
> Alternatively, I also have a Perl version which looks simple enough
> to port, it's a series of regex's.  But when I run testreg1.pp
> compiled with 1.9.4 on Linux, it looks like regex support is
> broken: 
> error near 1000 index:0 len:0 ... 

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