Class PorterStemFilter

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Closeable, AutoCloseable

    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 {
          protected TokenStreamComponents createComponents(String fieldName, Reader reader) {
            Tokenizer source = new LowerCaseTokenizer(version, reader);
            return new TokenStreamComponents(source, new PorterStemFilter(source));

    Note: This filter is aware of the KeywordAttribute. To prevent certain terms from being passed to the stemmer KeywordAttribute.isKeyword() should be set to true in a previous TokenStream. Note: For including the original term as well as the stemmed version, see KeywordRepeatFilterFactory

    • Constructor Detail

      • PorterStemFilter

        public PorterStemFilter​(TokenStream in)
    • Method Detail

      • incrementToken

        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), 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().

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