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December 13, 2003: Automatic Stemming

Google is now doing automatic stemming on difficult searches. For example, when you search cooking octopus teacher cartoon it notes "By default, Google searches for variations of your search terms." and returns results with the word "teaching", not just "teacher". (Thanks, Jesse!)

(A previous version of this post said Google did automatic synonyms, which is incorrect.)

Posted by Aaron Swartz on December 13, 2003 07:05 PM