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Title: Lucene stemmer for MXit lingo
Authors: Butgereit, LL
Botha, RA
Keywords: MXit
Dr Math
Lucene stemmer
Mxit conversations
Mxit lingo
Linguistic conventions
World wide web applications
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Citation: Butgereit, LL and Botha, RA. 2011. Lucene stemmer for MXit lingo. The 13th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, Johannesburg, 14-16 September 2011
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;7545
Abstract: MXit lingo is an abbreviated form of written English used by children, teenagers and young adults when communicating using MXit as a medium over cell phones. A stemmer for MXit lingo would enable a search engine such as Lucene to index stored MXit conversations for later searching. A MXit stemmer would have to cater for the new grammatical and linguistic conventions which have developed in MXit lingo. For example, a word which contains a trailing -er may have the -er changed to an -a. Thus the word “ova” can be used in place of “over” and “unda” can be used in place of “under”. This paper describes the creation of a Lucene stemmer for MXit lingo. It also itemizes the conventions which have been noted in MXit lingo.
Description: The 13th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, Johannesburg, 14-16 September 2011
URI: http://www.zaw3.co.za
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5329
ISBN: 978-0-620-51918-2
Appears in Collections:ICT in education, youth, gender
General science, engineering & technology

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