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Frequently used words, or stop words, were often ignored in search engine indexing, but sometimes they can be significant to a search, like one for the opening line of a Shakespearean soliloquy, "To be, or not to be?"

If using compression intelligently in an index can mean more precision in results, and make phrase searching better, without sacrificing speed or disk space used (and perhaps even reducing the use of disk space), that can have some interesting implications.


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