# Configuring Noise Words for Search

Noise words are words that are disregarded during a search and SharePoint includes some predefined noise words, such as it, is and a.  To further refine search results I have added additional words to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\Data\Office Server\Applications\GUID-query-0\config\noiseenu.txt using a new line for each word.  After saving the text file I restarted the Search Service using the following commands:

net stop osearch14
net start osearch14