Manual Testing

To manually check the way the stemming rules work, after you have selected a stemming file or the Porter Stemmer from the File menu, enter a word into the Word text box and press the Enter key, or click the Stem button.

For example if you enter the word ponies, the word pony will appear in the Result text box, and if you enter the word pony the result will also be pony; because both words conflate to the same word, this demonstrates that when you search using either of the words pony or ponies in dtSearch Desktop it will find documents containing the word pony and documents containing the plural form ponies.

If your keyboard does not have keys for letters that you need to type into the Word box (e.g. you are testing German stemming rules and you need to type the German word groß and have a US keyboard) from the Tools menu select Character Map.