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RE: Stop list
- From: Philip S Tellis <philip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 19:36:28 +0530 (IST)
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On Thu, 3 May 2001, DEVOS BASTIEN wrote:
> what's do you mean by stop-list ?
When one enters a query in a search engine, there are several words that
are irrelevant to the query eg: a, an, I, the. These words are very
common, and occur in almost all pages that have been indexed. This is
called a stop list, and any word in the query that exists in the stop
list is removed before doing the search.