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Any function can convert the words form,such as "boys"->"boy","became->become"?

Now,I prepare to write a English-Chinese dictionary.
So I want find a function or library can convert the words from one
form to another,such as "boys"->"boy","became->become","went"->"go".
Because there is so many unregular convertions in English then I think
it will be a hard work if do it by myself.
Thanks.

Dec 25 '05 #1
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ZSP747 wrote:
Now,I prepare to write a English-Chinese dictionary.
So I want find a function or library can convert the words from one
form to another,such as "boys"->"boy","became->become","went"->"go".
Because there is so many unregular convertions in English then I think
it will be a hard work if do it by myself.


A library like that probably exists. Have you tried Google?
Dec 25 '05 #2
I don't know what keywords should search it with Google.Would you
please give me some advises?

Dec 25 '05 #3
I don't know what keywords should I use to search it with Google.Would
you
please give me some advises?

Dec 25 '05 #4
"ZSP747" writes:
I don't know what keywords should search it with Google.Would you
please give me some advises?


I don't really know what you are trying to do, but "stemmer" comes to mind
as a word that might be helpful.
Dec 25 '05 #5
thanks.
I think "Porter Stemming Algorithm"is the thing I want to find.
http://www.tartarus.org/~martin/PorterStemmer/

Dec 25 '05 #6

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