master / spark-stemming   0.2.1

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Spark MLlib wrapper for the Snowball framework

Scala versions: 2.10

Spark Stemming

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Snowball is a small string processing language designed for creating stemming algorithms for use in Information Retrieval. This package allows to use it as a part of Spark ML Pipeline API.


Link against this library using SBT:

libraryDependencies += "com.github.master" %% "spark-stemming" % "0.2.1"

Using Maven:


Or include it when starting the Spark shell:

$ bin/spark-shell --packages com.github.master:spark-stemming_2.10:0.2.1


Currently implemented algorithms:

  • Arabic
  • English
  • English (Porter)
  • Romance stemmers:
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • Italian
    • Romanian
  • Germanic stemmers:
    • German
    • Dutch
  • Scandinavian stemmers:
    • Swedish
    • Norwegian (Bokmål)
    • Danish
  • Russian
  • Finnish
  • Greek

More details are on the Snowball stemming algorithms page.


Stemmer Transformer can be used directly or as a part of ML Pipeline. In particular, it is nicely combined with Tokenizer.

import org.apache.spark.mllib.feature.Stemmer

val data = sqlContext
  .createDataFrame(Seq(("мама", 1), ("мыла", 2), ("раму", 3)))
  .toDF("word", "id")

val stemmed = new Stemmer()