Class PorterStemFilter

  extended by org.apache.lucene.util.AttributeSource
      extended by org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream
          extended by org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenFilter
              extended by org.apache.lucene.analysis.PorterStemFilter

public final class PorterStemFilter
extends TokenFilter

Transforms the token stream as per the Porter stemming algorithm. Note: the input to the stemming filter must already be in lower case, so you will need to use LowerCaseFilter or LowerCaseTokenizer farther down the Tokenizer chain in order for this to work properly!

To use this filter with other analyzers, you'll want to write an Analyzer class that sets up the TokenStream chain as you want it. To use this with LowerCaseTokenizer, for example, you'd write an analyzer like this:

    class MyAnalyzer extends Analyzer {
      public final TokenStream tokenStream(String fieldName, Reader reader) {
        return new PorterStemFilter(new LowerCaseTokenizer(reader));

Nested Class Summary
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class org.apache.lucene.util.AttributeSource
AttributeSource.AttributeFactory, AttributeSource.State
Field Summary
Fields inherited from class org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenFilter
Constructor Summary
PorterStemFilter(TokenStream in)
Method Summary
 boolean incrementToken()
          Consumers (i.e., IndexWriter) use this method to advance the stream to the next token.
Methods inherited from class org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenFilter
close, end, reset
Methods inherited from class org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream
getOnlyUseNewAPI, next, next, setOnlyUseNewAPI
Methods inherited from class org.apache.lucene.util.AttributeSource
addAttribute, addAttributeImpl, captureState, clearAttributes, cloneAttributes, equals, getAttribute, getAttributeClassesIterator, getAttributeFactory, getAttributeImplsIterator, hasAttribute, hasAttributes, hashCode, restoreState, toString
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public PorterStemFilter(TokenStream in)
Method Detail


public final boolean incrementToken()
                             throws IOException
Description copied from class: TokenStream
Consumers (i.e., IndexWriter) use this method to advance the stream to the next token. Implementing classes must implement this method and update the appropriate AttributeImpls with the attributes of the next token.

The producer must make no assumptions about the attributes after the method has been returned: the caller may arbitrarily change it. If the producer needs to preserve the state for subsequent calls, it can use AttributeSource.captureState() to create a copy of the current attribute state.

This method is called for every token of a document, so an efficient implementation is crucial for good performance. To avoid calls to AttributeSource.addAttribute(Class) and AttributeSource.getAttribute(Class) or downcasts, references to all AttributeImpls that this stream uses should be retrieved during instantiation.

To ensure that filters and consumers know which attributes are available, the attributes must be added during instantiation. Filters and consumers are not required to check for availability of attributes in TokenStream.incrementToken().

incrementToken in class TokenStream
false for end of stream; true otherwise

Note that this method will be defined abstract in Lucene 3.0.


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