MySQL Fulltext Hidden Goodness

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While searching around for some information about MySQL’s fulltext index, I found this very helpful document: The Full-Text Stuff That We Didn’t Put In The Manual. This handy little document contains additional information about the word-breaking algorithm, additional information on the operation of boolean search, a complete list of stopwords for English (stopwords are words that are so common that it would not be helpful to index them), and links to even more articles.