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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: stop word-lists VS maxDFPercent
Date Mon, 12 May 2014 20:50:38 GMT

I usually recommend using a custom stop list based on your own corpus.  That tends to work
much better than general ones. 

I like using the doc frequency limit as well in case something goes strange on me. 

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> On May 12, 2014, at 6:24, David Noel <> wrote:
> What's everyone's opinion on using large stop word lists vs a very
> small value for maxDFPercent (like 30)? I'm playing around with both
> and am having trouble deciding whether one is better than the other,
> or if I should use a combination of both. My data set is one day's
> worth of news articles gathered from 1000 online news outlets. It's
> probably similar to the reuters data set, but with a little more
> noise. I used Boilerpipe for article extraction.
> I spent a good while Googling around to build the largest (English)
> stop word-list I could. I'll paste it below for anyone who's
> interested and would like to save themselves an hour of Googling and
> collating.

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