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REFERENCE: Stemming in Oracle Commerce Guided Search (Doc ID 2275999.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Commerce Guided Search / Oracle Commerce Experience Manager - Version 11.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The Stemming feature enables keyword search query terms or phrases to match alternate forms of the query terms or phrases:

The Stemming feature relies on defining equivalent textual forms that are used to match user queries to searchable text data. This feature is based on similar concepts to the Thesaurus feature, and they are typically configured to operate in conjunction to achieve desired query matching effects. This document, however, will focus solely on the Stemming feature.


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In this Document
 About the Stemming feature
 Types of stemming matches and sort order (Latin1 languages)
 Enabling stemming
 Supplementing the default static stemming dictionaries (Latin 1)
 Adding entries to a static stemming dictionary
 Deleting entries from a static stemming dictionary
 Combining deletes and adds
 Syntax of the stemming update file name
 Processing the update file
 Conflicts during updates
 Adding a custom static stemming dictionary
 Replacing a default static stemming dictionary with a custom stemming dictionary
 Interactions with other search features
 Search characters (Latin 1 only)
 Stop words
 Phrase search
 Relevance Ranking
 Performance impact of Stemming

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