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<b>STATUS: (26 Sept 2001) initial upload of project is currently in progress.</b>
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Snowball is a language for describing stemming algorithms, primarily for
information retrieval.  Snowball scripts are converted to ANSI C code, which is
then compiled to produce an extremely efficient stemming routine, capable of
stemming upwards of one million words per second on a modern machine (eg, 1 GHz
Pentium III).

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Snowball scripts exist for performing stemming a number of European languages,
together with equivalent C programs, stemmer definitions and sample
vocabularies.

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Snowball is released as free software under the BSD license, in the hope that
it will be used in as wide a variety of situations as possible.  Developers are
strongly encouraged to submit any and all comments, problem reports and
improvements.

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