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Search facility improved (September 2004)

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Search facility improved

September 2004

The AustLII search facility, especially phrase searches, has been significantly improved by the recent drastic reduction in the number of words included on the common words list.

A "common word" is a word that is not indexed by the search engine as it occurs so often as to be practically useless as a search term (eg "the", "and", "he", "she").

As common words are not indexed, you cannot search for them. Common words are stripped from searches before they are undertaken to improve speed and efficiency.

The new list of common words used by AustLII is available at the common words help page.

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