What is a parser used for in a search engine?
A parser is taking the content and split its text into word fragments. Linguistic algorithms like Porter Stemmer, and the removing of stop words are also applied here. Such a tokenized wordlist will be prepared for insertion into the forward and inverted indices.
The preparation of such a word list is also called Natural Language processing.
NLP – Indexing, Parsing & Tokenization aka.
- content or text analysis
- lexing or lexical analysis
- concordance generation
- speech segmentation
- text segmentation
- text mining
Finally a NLP is the subject of continuous research and technological improvement. As a result of this tokenization presents many challenges. Most noteworthy tokenization for indexing also involves multiple technologies. The implementation of which are commonly kept as corporate secrets.
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