Stop-words are defined as non-information-bearing words. Words such as the, and, a, is, and on are on the stop-word list. When indexing and searching, these words will be ignored. Each language has its own stop-word list. In order to save disk space, or to speed up search results and provide a better search relevance, most search engines do not consider these common words.
Stopwords are based on the language used while creating a collection. The files for stopwords are available at
If you need to change or modify the default stopwords, you can edit the XML file using the following steps (using English as an example):
- Go to
- Add or remove stopwords.
- Stop SearchBlox.
- Start SearchBlox.
- Re-index the collection.
Please note that the collection must be cleared and reindexed for the changes to take effect.
Updated about 2 years ago