I had a query that was getting some strange results and I believe it
was caused by a stop word. The query looks like this:
This returns 166K results. If I just do +title_kw:will -- then it
properly returns zero results (there are no videos with "will" in the
This query works properly if the title_kw is something like "meat"
which returns 32 articles.
However, if I do the same query with title_kw:the -- then it returns
the same 166K results as "will".
This makes me think "will" is a stop word and it is being presumed to
be true in a boolean search.
Is this a correct assumption? Is there any way to query ES for the
stop word list?
If this is true, can you do this query somehow to avoid the huge non-