Noise words

Noise words, also know as Stop words, are words that are not of value in a search; common words such as the, a, and are typically chosen as stop words in English language search applications. To make it easy to recognise if a stop word has been entered User Thesaurus Plus will highlight them.


To use the noise word highlighting feature in User Thesaurus Plus (recommended),  you will need to set the path to the stop-word file from the Settings|Stop word file... menu, then click   on the Stop Word dialog. You can find the path from within dtSearch Desktop from the Options|Preferences|Letters and Words menu; you can change the file name or path by pressing the Edit... button, then the Save As... button. The default file is called noise.dat,




Noise word highlighting

User Thesaurus Plus will highlight noise words in the expansion list as shown below.



If the noise words are not required as part of a Boolean search you can manually remove them by clicking the Edit button.



If you select the Remove Stop Words option, any noise words that are each listed on a single line will be removed from the list when you press the Save button.