When you are extracting potential terms from documents, you want to exclude some words from the terms. For example, you don't want a term to start with 'of', or end in 'the'.
Words that mustn't occur in potential terms or that shouldn't be terms at all are called stop words.
The term extraction command in memoQ uses stop word list to filter the potential terms, so that you receive less noise in the list that memoQ gives you.
You choose a stop word list in the Extract candidates window. You can also edit the stop word list there.
This command creates a new empty stop word list. After this, you must edit it to add stop words.
How to get here
Open the Resource Console. Choose Stop word lists. Under the list, click Create new.
If My Computer is selected in Resource Console
If a memoQ TMS is selected in Resource Console (even if you come from the Extract candidates window)
What can you do?
If you come from the Resource Console, and a memoQ TMS was selected at the top: You can choose to create the stop word list on your own computer; or to create it on the server.
To make your choice: Click the My computer or the Online radio button.
You cannot choose another server here. To create the resource on another server: Close this window. Choose the other server at the top of the Resource Console. Click Create new again.
- Type a name in the Name box. The name must be unique on your computer - or on the server where you're creating it.
- In the Language box, choose a language for the stop word list. memoQ can use an stop word list if its main language is the same as the source language of the project. If you are creating the stop word list from the Extract candidates window: The language is set to the source language of the project, and greyed out.
- Describe the purpose of the stop word list in the Description box. Never leave it empty: think of the other people who may need to use this stop word list, too.
When you finish
To create the stop word list: Click OK.