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Using stop words

Postby ntorres » Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:40 am

I want use stop words when I use the search engine and i’m trying to know how it works.
I find the stopwords.txt file in registry directory. This file seems to contain the stop words used when i make a search. I see that this file was used to store the stop words in a array, i suppose it’ll be used when is searching. But when i write any word include in stopwords.txt in a sea ch the result numbers is bigger than without it, so doesn’t work well.
I have to make any change to use the stop word?
The engine use the same file to order the results of the search or i can include a new file with the “order word”? (for example to ignore “the”, “a” at the beginning)
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Postby asmecher » Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:50 pm


Stop words are used both when searching and when indexing; when you update the stopwords.txt file, you'll need to re-generate the search index using "tools/rebuildSearchIndex.php" before the search results will fully reflect the change.

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