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Re: Fwd: GSoC Project: Replacement for Apropos

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 11:27:31PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> The primary tool Lucense offers for this purpose is a good stemming 
> implementation.

This stemmer (Snowball) is also used by PostgreSQL.  The official
distribution includes a Snowball->C compiler, as well as a ->Java one.
It's small and BSD-licensed, so it can probably be used as-is by NetBSD:

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