The Effect of Stemming and Stop-Word-Removal on Automatic Text Classification in Turkish Language

  • Mustafa ÇağataylıEmail author
  • Erbuğ Çelebi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9489)


Text classification is defined simply as the labeling of natural and unstructured language text documents using predefined categories or classes. This classification not only help organizations in improving their business communication skills and their customer satisfaction levels, but also improves the usage of unstructured data in academic and non-academic world. The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of stemming, over-sampling, and stopword-removal when doing automatic classification on Turkish content. After obtaning a Turkish Corpus, stemming, balancing, and stopword-removal is applied and the results are evaluated.


Text classification Turkish text classification Stemming Stopword removal Over-sampling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cyprus International UniversityNorth NicosiaNorth Cyprus

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