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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-8816

Decouple Kuromoji's morphological analyser and its dictionary


    • Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      I've inspired by this mail-list thread.

      As many Japanese already know, default built-in dictionary bundled with Kuromoji (MeCab IPADIC) is a bit old and no longer maintained for many years. While it has been slowly obsoleted, well-maintained and/or extended dictionaries risen up in recent years (e.g. mecab-ipadic-neologd, UniDic). To use them with Kuromoji, some attempts/projects/efforts are made in Japan.

      However current architecture - dictionary bundled jar - is essentially incompatible with the idea "switch the system dictionary", and developers have difficulties to do so.

      Traditionally, the morphological analysis engine (viterbi logic) and the encoded dictionary (language model) had been decoupled (like MeCab, the origin of Kuromoji, or lucene-gosen). So actually decoupling them is a natural idea, and I feel that it's good time to re-think the current architecture.

      Also this would be good for advanced users who have customized/re-trained their own system dictionary.

      Goals of this issue:

      • Decouple JapaneseTokenizer itself and encoded system dictionary.
      • Implement dynamic dictionary load mechanism.
      • Provide developer-oriented dictionary build tool.


      • Provide learner or language model (it's up to users and should be outside the scope).

      I have not dove into the code yet, so have no idea about it's easy or difficult at this moment.


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              tomoko Tomoko Uchida
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