++ed by:
Marvin Humphrey

NAME

Lingua::StopWords - Stop words for several languages.

SYNOPSIS

    use Lingua::StopWords qw( getStopWords );
    my $stopwords = getStopWords('en');
    
    my @words = qw( i am the walrus goo goo g'joob );
    
    # prints "walrus goo goo g'joob"
    print join ' ', grep { !$stopwords->{$_} } @words;

DESCRIPTION

In keyword search, it is common practice to suppress a collection of "stopwords": words such as "the", "and", "maybe", etc. which exist in in a large number of documents and do not tell you anything important about any document which contains them. This module provides such "stoplists" in several languages.

Supported Languages

    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Language   | ISO code | default encoding | also available |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Danish     | da       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          | 
    | Dutch      | nl       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          | 
    | English    | en       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          |
    | Finnish    | fi       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          |
    | French     | fr       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          |
    | German     | de       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          | 
    | Hungarian  | hu       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          | 
    | Italian    | it       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          | 
    | Norwegian  | no       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          | 
    | Portuguese | pt       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          | 
    | Spanish    | es       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          | 
    | Swedish    | sv       | ISO-8859-1       | UTF-8          | 
    | Russian    | ru       | KOI8-R           | UTF-8          | 
    |-----------------------------------------------------------|

FUNCTIONS

getStopWords

    my $stoplist      = getStopWords('en');
    my $utf8_stoplist = getStopWords('en', 'UTF-8');

Retrieve a stoplist in the form of a hashref where the keys are all stopwords and the values are all 1.

    $stoplist = {
        and => 1,
        if  => 1,
        # ...
    };

getStopWords() expects 1-2 arguments. The first, which is required, is an ISO code representing a supported language. If the ISO code cannot be found, getStopWords returns undef.

The second argument should be 'UTF-8' if you want the stopwords encoded in UTF-8. The UTF-8 flag will be turned on, so make sure you understand all the implications of that.

SEE ALSO

The stoplists supplied by this module were created as part of the Snowball project (see http://snowball.tartarus.org, Lingua::Stem::Snowball).

Lingua::EN::StopWords provides a different stoplist for English.

AUTHOR

Maintained by Marvin Humphrey <marvin at rectangular dot com>. Original author Fabien Potencier, <fabpot at cpan dot org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2004-2008 Fabien Potencier, Marvin Humphrey

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.3 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.




Hosting generously
sponsored by Bytemark