Inclusion of “Stopwords”
“Stopword” is a term generally applied to extremely common words that most search engines ignore completely. NewsInHistory’s search engine allows you to search on every word you include in your search statements. Essentially, NewsInHistory has no “stopwords.”
Many search engines do not allow this kind of specificity and precision in searching. Typically, they will eliminate a set of extremely common words, such as “the,” “a,” and “to” in order to make searches run faster.
NewsInHistory has found a way to allow you to search on these very common terms, if need be, without sacrificing speed. For example, if you wish to search on the phrase “the number of,” NewsInHistory will retrieve articles containing that exact phrase. Other search engines would return anything containing the term “number,” as “the” and “of” would have been eliminated as too common.