a.k.a. word-breaking or word breaking

The act of preparing words in a document specifically for enhanced searching, "stemming" determines word boundaries in a query or document. For example, “run” will match with “running,” “runs,” and “ran.” The purpose of stemming is to increase the relevancy of search results as well as the speed of search results.

See also : SEO  keyword  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon