WireWordTools by Ryan Cramer

API methods for English word inflection and lemmatization plus ability to use them in search queries.

ProcessWire Word Tools module

Currently focused on English language word functions including inflection and lemmatisation. Provides a simple API for using these functions.

Provides the ability to automatically hook into ProcessWire (3.0.162+) to enhance text searches that use any operator with a plus in "+" in it, which are the query expansion operators. For example, a search query for “fishing boat” …

$pages->find('title~|+=fishing boat');

…would automatically expand to include all these words: fishing, fished, fishes, fish, boat, boats, boating.

Please note the results are not always going to be perfect here, but intended to strike a balance between maintainability and accuracy. The goal being to provide potentially helpful word additions for ProcessWire-based search engines needing word variations.

The JSON dictionary files in the ./lemmas/ and ./roots/ directories was converted from PHP files in the Lemmatizer project © 2018 Mark Fullmer.

Install


  1. Copy all module files to: /site/modules/WireWordTools/
  2. In the ProcessWire admin, click to Modules > Refresh
  3. On the Modules > Site tab, click “Install” for this module.

API Methods


// Get instance of module
$tools = $modules->get('WireWordTools');

// Get alternate words for given word
// returns [ 'words', 'worded', 'wording' ]
$words = $tools->getWords('word');

// Get plural value of given word
// returns "words"
$plural = $tools->getPlural('word');

// Get singular value of given word
// returns "word"
$singular = $tools->getSingular('words');

This module is a work in progress and more methods are likely to be added, word data expanded, etc.

Install and use modules at your own risk. Always have a site and database backup before installing new modules.

Twitter updates

  • New post: Multi-language field translation export/import — In this post we cover the details of a new module that enables export and import capabilities for multi-language fields in ProcessWire… More
    5 August 2022
  • Weekly update, July 29: Continuing upgrades to ProcessWire’s comments system and FormBuilder, along with a working example—More
    29 July 2022
  • Weekly update for July 22– Looking back at what web development was like in the year 2000. Plus some more discussion on the path from CKEditor 4 to CkEditor 5 in ProcessWire: More
    22 July 2022

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #430
    In the 430th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to check out some brand new third party modules, a new site of the week, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 7 August 2022
  • Multi-language field translation export/import
    In this post we cover the details of a new module that enables export and import capabilities for multi-language fields in ProcessWire.
    Blog / 5 August 2022
  • Subscribe to weekly ProcessWire news

“To Drupal, or to ProcessWire? The million dollar choice. We decided to make an early switch to PW. And in retrospect, ProcessWire was probably the best decision we made. Thanks are due to ProcessWire and the amazing system and set of modules that are in place.” —Unni Krishnan, Founder of PigtailPundits