What are Stop Words and how to remove them?

 Posted by Niladri.Biswas on 5/6/2013 | Category: Others Interview questions | Views: 987 | Points: 40

Stop words are words which are filtered before or after processing of textual data. There is not one definite list of stop words which all tools use, if even used. Some tools specifically avoid removing them to support phrase search. The most common stop words found in the text are “the”, “is”, “at”, “which” and “on”. These kinds of stop words can sometimes cause problems when looking for the phrases that include
them. Some search engines remove some of the most common words from the query on order to improve performance.

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