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Example Proper Name Searches
Depending on the ProperNames setting, IDOL server stores these terms for the sentence Tom Jones And His greatest hits:
 
If IDOL server contains these documents, the following queries produce different results according to what ProperNames has been set to:
 
Tom Waits and The The in concert with Norah Jones
Tom Jones and the the in concert with Katie Melua
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If ProperNames is set to 0 or 7, both documents return with the same relevance (in both cases, the query to IDOL server has the terms TOM and JONE which match both documents).
If ProperNames is set to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, Doc 2 returns with a higher relevance than Doc 1 (because it matches not just the terms TOM and JONE but also TOMJON or TOMJONES).
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If ProperNames is set to 0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7, both documents return with the same relevance (in both cases, the query to IDOL server has the terms TOM and JONE which match both documents).
If ProperNames is set to 2, Doc 2 returns with a higher relevance than Doc 1 (because it matches not just the terms TOM and JONE but also TOMJON).
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If ProperNames is set to 0, 1, or 2, the query returns no results (because both instances of the word The are discarded as stop words).
If ProperNames is set to 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7, only Doc 1 returns (because in all these cases the query to IDOL server has the term THETH or THETHE which match only Doc 1).
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If ProperNames is set to 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7, no results return (because IDOL server discards both instances of the word the as stop words).