After having three different requests in the past couple of weeks which required me to strip stop words from a bunch of text, I decided there should be an easy way to do it online really quickly.

So I made one.

Try it out here:

http://www.ianmonroe.com/stopstrip/

Why is it useful?  Well, perhaps you’re taking a bunch of free-response answers to a question, and turning it in to a word cloud, for instance with Wordle.  You’ll get far more useful graphics back if you take the time to strip out the stop words first.

Or maybe you want to do some natural language processing.  Strip out those stop words to get only the most relevant data to crunch.

Try it out!  It’s free!

 http://www.ianmonroe.com/stopstrip/