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Stop list


a set of words automatically omitted from a computer search, concordance, or index, usu. the most frequent words, which would slow down processing or make results less satisfactory; also written stoplist

A stop list, or negative dictionary is a device used in automatic indexing to filter out words that would make poor index terms.
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Usage Note

see stopword


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