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Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse: Architecture, Analysis, and Design by Krish Krishnan, W. H. Inmon

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The simplest of the parameters to set is the stop word parameter. Stop words are those words that are extraneous to the meaning of the discussion. Typical stop words in English are “a”, “and”, “the”, “was”, “is”, “then”, “that”, and so forth. The stop word parameter states that stop words are to be removed from the document.

The stop word list can be examined, and it will be seen that standard stop words “a”, “and”, “the”, “was”, “is”, and so forth, are in the list. These words can be removed from the list, if desired, and other words can be added to the list. And of course, if you are operating in other languages, you can choose a stop word list that is for the language that you want to process in.

If the parameter for stop word ...

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