New stop word

memoQ uses stop words in term extraction. A stop word is a word that must not occur in a term candidate.

When you run term extraction, you can choose a list of stop words. You can add three types of stop words: You may prevent the word from occurring at the beginning, at the end, or inside a term.

In the New stop word window, you can edit an entire stop word list. You can add or delete stop words, or change where they can occur in a term.

How to get there

  1. Open or create a local project. Or, check out an online project and open the checkout.
  2. On the Preparation ribbon, click Extract terms. Start a new term extraction session, or continue an existing one.
  3. The candidate list editor opens.
  4. Select a word in one of the candidates. On the Term Extraction ribbon, click Add As Stopword.

    The New stop word window opens.


What can you do?

The Edit stop word list window displays the stop words from the list. For each stop word, there are three options: you can exclude words from the beginning, the end, or from the inside of an expression.

Caution: The stop word list in the screenshot is an example. memoQ may contain different default stop word lists. It is also possible that there is no default stop word list for your source language.

To add a new stop word to the list: In the Word box at the bottom, type the word (it can't be an expression!). Click Add.

Normally, memoQ adds the word to the list with all check boxes checked (Blocks inside, Blocks as first, and Blocks as last). After you add a word, you may want to clear one or more of these check boxes - if the word may still occur inside, at the beginning, or at the end of a term:

  • Blocks inside: Clear this check box if the word may occur inside a term.
  • Blocks as first: Clear this check box if the word may occur at the beginning of a term.
  • Blocks as last: Clear this check box if the word may occur at the end of a term.

    To remove a stop word from the list: In the list, click the word. Delete selected.

    You can't edit stop words that are already on the list. To change a stop word, delete it, then add it again.

When you finish

To save the list, and continue editing it: Click Save list.

To save the list, and remove the candidates that contain the new words: Click Filter candidates and save list. This will return you to the candidate list editor.

To return to the candidate list editor: Click Close.