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List of English stop-words
« on: 05 Mar, 2006, 01:05:17 »
List of English stopwords

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Stop words are those words which are so common that they are useless to index or use in search engines or other search indexes. Usually articles, adverbials or adpositions are stop words. In English some obvious stop words would be "a", "of", "the", "I", "it", "you", and "and". Hans Peter Luhn, one of the pioneers in information retrieval is credited with coining the phrase and using the concept in his design and implementation of KWIC indexing programs.

It should be noted that there is no definitive list of stop words, as they can depend on the purpose of the search. Full phrase searches, for example, would not want words removed. Also, if the search uses a Stemming algorithm then many words may not be needed in that searches stop list.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stopword

[319 English stopwords on this list - attached a more extended list]

a
about
above
across
after
afterwards
again
against
all
almost
alone
along
already
also
although
always
am
among
amongst
amoungst
amount
an
and
another
any
anyhow
anyone
anything
anyway
anywhere
are
around
as
at
back
be
became
because
become
becomes
becoming
been
before
beforehand
behind
being
below
beside
besides
between
beyond
bill
both
bottom
but
by
call
can
cannot
cant
co
computer
con
could
couldnt
cry
de
describe
detail
do
done
down
due
during
each
eg
eight
either
eleven
else
elsewhere
empty
enough
etc
even
ever
every
everyone
everything
everywhere
except
few
fifteen
fify
fill
find
fire
first
five
for
former
formerly
forty
found
four
from
front
full
further
get
give
go
had
has
hasnt
have
he
hence
her
here
hereafter
hereby
herein
hereupon
hers
herself
him
himself
his
how
however
hundred
i
ie
if
in
inc
indeed
interest
into
is
it
its
itself
keep
last
latter
latterly
least
less
ltd
made
many
may
me
meanwhile
might
mill
mine
more
moreover
most
mostly
move
much
must
my
myself
name
namely
neither
never
nevertheless
next
nine
no
nobody
none
noone
nor
not
nothing
now
nowhere
of
off
often
on
once
one
only
onto
or
other
others
otherwise
our
ours
ourselves
out
over
own
part
per
perhaps
please
put
rather
re
same
see
seem
seemed
seeming
seems
serious
several
she
should
show
side
since
sincere
six
sixty
so
some
somehow
someone
something
sometime
sometimes
somewhere
still
such
system
take
ten
than
that
the
their
them
themselves
then
thence
there
thereafter
thereby
therefore
therein
thereupon
these
they
thick
thin
third
this
those
though
three
through
throughout
thru
thus
to
together
too
top
toward
towards
twelve
twenty
two
un
under
until
up
upon
us
very
via
was
we
well
were
what
whatever
when
whence
whenever
where
whereafter
whereas
whereby
wherein
whereupon
wherever
whether
which
while
whither
who
whoever
whole
whom
whose
why
will
with
within
without
would
yet
you
your
yours
yourself
yourselves

Google stopwords list


I
a
about
an
are
as
at
be
by
com
de
en
for
from
how
 in
is
it
la
of
on
or
that
the
this
to
was
what
when
where
 who
will
with
und
the
www


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English language stop-words in grammatical categories
Italian language stop-words in grammatical categories
German language stop-words in grammatical categories
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