stemmer

Primary Meanings of stemmer

1.
n
a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
2.
n
an algorithm for removing inflectional and derivational endings in order to reduce word forms to a common stem
Full Definitions of stemmer
1

n a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books

Synonyms:
sprigger, stripper
Type of:
worker
a person who works at a specific occupation

n a worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers

Type of:
worker
a person who works at a specific occupation

n a device for removing stems from fruit (as from grapes or apples)

Type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

n a miner's tamping bar for ramming packing in over a blasting charge

Type of:
tamp, tamper, tamping bar
a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
2

n an algorithm for removing inflectional and derivational endings in order to reduce word forms to a common stem

Synonyms:
stemming algorithm
Type of:
algorithm, algorithmic program, algorithmic rule
a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

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