What is a stemmer?
Stemming is the process of reducing a word to its root form, or stem. The stem represents the core meaning of a word and serves as a common representation for variations of the same word.
Tethr's search engine uses a stemmer to ensure that variants of a word match during a search. For example, "transfer" and "transferred" can be stemmed to the same root word: "transfer". The search results will include results based on the root word.
Why does Tethr utilize a stemmer?
- Make searching easier: Stemmers provide more flexibility when searching for keywords or phrases by capturing the essence of your query and providing more comprehensive and relevant results.
- Improve search results: Returning results based on the root word ensures that relevant information is not missed due to slight variations in word forms.