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[Article ID: 48926] Noise Words in lexis.com and Nexis

What Are Noise Words?
List of Noise Words in Legal Sources
List of Noise Words in News and Company Sources

What Are Noise Words?

There are some common words which are known as "noise words." Because these words are so common, the service ignores noise words included in your search and within the documents.  It is okay to include a noise word in your search string, it just won't have any impact on the search results.

For example, if you enter the limited, the system only searches for the word limited and ignore the word the.

On lexis.com®,  when you search Case Law sources you can enclose noise words in quotation marks to make them searchable .  This is not an option in any other source or on Nexis®.   For more information on noise words in case law, see Noise Words in Case Law on lexis.com.

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List of Noise Words in Legal Sources:

allalsoamanandany
areasatbebecausebeen
coulddiddodoese.g.ever
fromhadhardlyhashavehaving
hehenceherhereherebyherein
hereofhereonheretoherewithhimhis
howeveri.e.ifintoisit
itsmenorofononto
orourreallysaidsheshould
sosomesuchthanthatthe
theirthemthentheretherebytherefore
therefromthereinthereofthereontheretotherewith
thesetheythisthosethusto
toountousveryviz.was
wewerewhatwhenwherewhereby
whereinwhetherwhichwhowhomwhose
whywithwouldyou  

Note: There may be noise words not included in the above list.

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List of Noise Words in News and Company Sources:

 

 

alsoandareasbebecause
beencoulddiddodoese.g.
everfromhadhardlyhashave
havinghehenceherherehereby
hereinhereofhereonheretoherewithhim
hishoweveri.e.ifintois
itsmenorofontoor
ourreallysheshouldsuchthan
thatthetheirthemthenthere
therebythereforetherefromthereinthereofthereon
theretotherewithtesetherythisthose
thustotoountoveryviz
waswewereuntowhenwhere
wherebywhereinwhetherwhatwhenwhose
whywithwouldyouwhom 

Note:. There may be noise words not included in the above list.

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