In computing, stop words are words which are filtered out prior to, or after, processing of natural language data (text). There is not one definite list of stop words which all tools use and such a filter is not always used. Some tools specifically avoid removing them to support phrase search.
Meta Forensics use's a selection of stop words as part of its analysis. The default set is:
a, able, about, across, after, all, almost, also, am, among, an, and, any, are, as, at, be, because, been, but, by, can, cannot, could, dear, did, do, does, either, else, ever, every, for, from, get, got, had, has, have, he, her, hers, him, his, how, however, i, if, in, into, is, it, its, just, least, let, like, likely, may, me, might, most, must, my, neither, no, nor, not, of, off, often, on, only, or, other, our, own, rather, said, say, says, she, should, since, so, some, than, that, the, their, them, then, there, these, they, this, tis, to, too, twas, us, wants, was, we, were, what, when, where, which, while, who, whom, why, will, with, would, yet, you, your, ain't, aren't, can't, could've, couldn't, didn't, doesn't, don't, hasn't, he'd, he'll, he's, how'd, how'll, how's, i'd, i'll, i'm, i've, isn't, it's, might've, mightn't, must've, mustn't, shan't, she'd, she'll, she's, should've, shouldn't, that'll, that's, there's, they'd, they'll, they're, they've, wasn't, we'd, we'll, we're, weren't, what'd, what's, when'd, when'll, when's, where'd, where'll, where's, who'd, who'll, who's, why'd, why'll, why's, won't, would've, wouldn't, you'd, you'll, you're, you've
In addition to this, we also filter out some special characters:
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